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Pine Street Bridge Good For Another 5 Years – Town Still Waiting on Funding For Wall Street Bridge Replacement in Homer


During the Town of Homer Town Board meeting Wednesday night, an update was given on the Pine Street bridge in Homer. Town Supervisor Mike Park says the bridge was again certified for a weight limit of 5 tons, the same as the previous certification. Supervisor Park did note though the life of the bridge was between 3 and 5 years left.

Supervisor Park hopes by the time the useful life of the Pine Street bridge is up, a replacement bridge on the street over, Wall Street, would be completed. The Town of Homer has applied for funding for the Wall Street bridge to be replaced. That bridge is currently only open to pedestrians.

“That’s the new bridge we’ve [Town of Homer] has been applying for that’s in the State of New York Bridge Program. We should have an answer…. It should be out now, but I was told the state is playing politics.”

Supervisor Park said to the Board noting the announcement could be delayed until around election day in November.

The estimated cost to replace the Wall Street bridge is around $2.1 million dollars. There is no guarantee that the state will award funding towards the replacement of the bridge.

The Pine Street bridge remains perfectly safe to use for motorists, the only negative aspect of the bridge Supervisor Park noted is it cannot fit a fire truck. The Pine Street bridge was built either in 1878 or 1881 according to records.

*Feature image via Wikipedia*

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