After being shut down by the state several years ago, Homer’s historical Pine Street Bridge is now re-open to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
The bridge was first constructed in 1878 and has been renovated several times in its history. Before the most recent repair work, the last was done in 1988.
It’s been closed off to traffic for about five years and Pine Street itself has been closed since February when the new renovations began.
Homer Town Supervisor Fred Forbes:
“Residents and those who appreciate the rich history in our area will appreciate the work that was completed. It allows us a much easier lane for traffic and preserves that history very effectively.”
The new bridge is now improved from a 3-ton to 5-ton capacity.
Forbes says work on the Wall Street Bridge, which has also been closed for about the same amount of time, may not begin for a matter of years depending on the availability of funding.