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Renovation of historic Kellams-Stalker Bridge over Delaware complete

Upper Delaware Council photo, showing work in progress

FREMONT – The $2.7 million renovation of the Kellams-Stalker Bridge over the Delaware River that connects Sullivan County with Pennsylvania has been completed.

The bridge links the Town of Fremont in Sullivan County, New York with Manchester in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. The bridge, originally built in 1890, is recognizable for its unique design with its suspension below the deck surface rather than above.

The single-span, steel suspension bridge, also known as the Kellams Bridge and the Little Equinunk Bridge, is located within the Delaware River National Park.

The 384-foot-long bridge, which carries some 300 vehicles a day, is one of 10 Delaware River bridges connecting New York and Pennsylvania. The two states shared the cost of the bridge rehabilitation, paying $1.35 million each.

“That single lane, small in stature as it may be, is a vital connection between New York and Pennsylvania, and its reopening – as a stronger, safer structure – is welcome news,” said Sullivan County Legislature chairman Luis Alvarez.

 


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