Newburgh gets state money to replace Lake Drive bridge

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NEWBURGH – State Senator William Larkin secured $2.3 million for replacement of the flood damaged Lake Drive bridge over Quassaick Creek in the City of Newburgh.
The project has been placed on the state transportation department’s five-year capital plan, and that is music to Mayor Judy Kennedy’s ears.
“The good news is we do have a temporary bridge in place and that temporary bridge is good for 10 years,” Kennedy said.  “We can make it, but the sooner we can get it fixed, the better, and God knows, we may need the temporary bridge someplace else.”
The permanent bridge over the creek was closed after culverts underneath it began to rust and collapse.
Kennedy believes the $2.3 million will be enough to cover the full replacement cost.