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News stories tagged with "bridges"

A new way of looking at road, bridge projects

Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed his second blue ribbon panel of the week- this time to oversee infrastructure and capital projects including road and bridge repairs for the state. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Brockport's historic bridge over the Erie Canal.
Brockport's historic bridge over the Erie Canal.

State of Disrepair: Erie canal bridges (almost) falling down

This week, we're looking at New York's infrastructure in a collaboration with New York's public radio stations called "State of Disrepair." From Buffalo to New York City, reporters are taking an in-depth look at the impact of government decisions regarding New York's aging infrastructure.

Today, we look at the bridges crossing the Erie Canal. There are more than 200 of them, and 60 of those were built about century ago. Carlet Cleare takes us to a small village near Rochester,where three of these aging bridges are located.  Go to full article

State of Disrepair: aging roads & bridges

Today we begin a week-long series looking at the state of New York's infrastructure, called State of Disrepair. It's a collaboration among all the public radio stations across the state.

The safety of New York's network of roads and bridges has fallen victim to the shaky economy, as highway officials struggle to balance their own budgets. Dave Lucas has more on their call for financial assistance from the state.  Go to full article
Lake Champlain Bridge project (File photo)
Lake Champlain Bridge project (File photo)

DOT says Adirondack roads, bridges in rough shape

Officials with the state Department of Transportation say bridges and culverts located inside the Adirondack Park are in rough shape.

DOT officials gave a presentation yesterday at the APA's monthly meeting in Ray Brook.

As Chris Morris reports, the state's budget crisis has forced crews to scale back on maintenance and construction projects.  Go to full article

New ?green? rules in place for DOT work in the Adirondacks

Top officials with three state agencies met at a rest stop along the Adirondack Northway yesterday. They announced that New York's Department of Transportation has agreed to a new set of guidelines for projects inside the Adirondack Park. As Jacob Resneck reports, the new agreement follows years of tension between the DOT, the Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Adirondack Park Agency.  Go to full article

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