TUXEDO – The Orange County Department of Public Works has completed the Grove Drive Bridge that carries East Village Road over the Ramapo River in the Town of Tuxedo.
The bridge was originally constructed in the 1930s and was closed several times due to the flooding of the Ramapo River.
A temporary bridge was installed to maintain traffic along East Village Road, a dead-end, throughout the duration of the current construction project.
The new 100-foot bridge is 60 feet longer than the previous one.
During construction, the elevation of the bridge was increased by six feet, improving the hydraulic capacity of the overpass.
The federal government paid 8 percent of the $4.7 million project with 15 percent coming from the state and five percent from the county.
“The Grove Drive Bridge provides convenience for residents in the Town of Tuxedo and I’m glad that it has been reconstructed in a safe and fiscally responsible manner,” said County Executive Steven Neuhaus.