New $16 million bridge opens over Cattaraugus Creek

SPRINGVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) — A year after the 219 bridge came tumbling down, the new bridge is now open.

State leaders, including Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, opened the new South Cascade Drive – Miller Road Bridge over Cattaraugus Creek.

The old bridge was knocked down last June after it became a safety hazard.

State leaders say the new bridge will provide a vital link between communities on either side of the creek and businesses who rely on the traffic.

“The connection between two counties, and I want to commend the legislatures between Erie and Cattaraugus for making that happen. I recall when I was a county clerk a lot of debate about who’s going to plow the road, who’s going to pay for maintenance. How is this going to happen? You broke through the barriers and I commend the leadership of the legislators as well,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul.

Hochul said she also praises state leaders for getting the $16 million project done on time and on budget. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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