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Fulton Avenue drawbridge to close in January

WHITE PLAINS – The project to rehabilitate the Fulton Avenue Drawbridge along the border of Mount Vernon and Pelham Manor will close the bridge to motorists and pedestrians beginning January 4, between Secor Lane and Edison Avenue.

A detour route will be posted following Pelham Parkway, Boston Post Road, Provost Avenue, South Third Avenue and South Columbus Avenue. As an alternative route, motorists may use the Hutchinson River Parkway between Boston Post Road and Sandford Boulevard.

It is estimated the bridge will re-open in November 2017.

Westchester County officials said the $14.8 million project is necessary to eliminate the need for interim and emergency repairs. Work on the project includes major steel, electrical and mechanical rehabilitation, as well as removal and replacement of the steel bridge deck, steel stingers, sidewalk panes, both approach spans, the operator’s area, painting and associated electrical components.

A new emergency generator will be installed to operate the bridge in the event of a power failure using a new emergency span drive.

The work will be performed by E.E. Cruz and Company, Inc.


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