South George Road Bridge Reopens Weeks Early

 

The Town of Dryden is pleased to announce the reopening of the South George Road bridge over Virgil Creek on Friday, June 5.

 

The old timber bridge, originally constructed in 1936, was at the end of its useful life and was replaced with new concrete abutments on steel pile foundations, new steel girders and a concrete deck.  The project is funded with 80% federal funds, 15% state funds, with a 5% Town match.  The bridge was closed in late February to begin construction and has been completed 4 weeks ahead of schedule and under budget despite the ongoing pandemic.

 

“This project went really smoothly and has improved travel on South George Road.  Removal of the old bridge, along with a lot of debris that was caught on the timbers, has freed the creek up to flow better and enhanced the area around the bridge.  We are very proud of how this project was completed,” says Kathy Servoss, Dryden Town Councilperson and town representative for the bridge project.

 

Thank you to the prime contractor: Silverline Construction, Inc.; the Town’s engineer for design and construction oversight: Barton & Loguidice, DPC; the New York State Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration for their funding assistance and oversight; and to our residents and the traveling public for your patience as the Town progressed this key infrastructure project.

 

For more information, contact Kathy Servoss, Dryden Town Councilperson, at kservoss@dryden.ny.us or 607-351-4465

 

George Rd Bridge Press Release