Orange County to replace wooden bridges along Heritage Trail

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GOSHEN – Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus has signed legislation that will see roughly $1 million allocated to replace all of the wooden bridges along the Heritage Trail with steel and concrete structures.

Neuhaus said that will facilitate faster response in the event of emergencies.

“Now we can get emergency vehicles – ambulance if somebody has a heart attack or needs service. Rather than take them out on an ATV, we can actually drive emergency vehicles throughout the entire span, but we have to replace these wooden roads that don’t have the ability to hold the weight that emergency vehicles have,” he said.

The Heritage Trail runs from the Monroe area at its south end to Middletown to the north.