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December 04, 2016
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Deal reached on Pond Eddy Bridge; Replacement will be smaller than planned

Pond Eddy Bridge
TRR photo by Fritz Mayer

A report compared on that option, prepared by a member of NYDOT, said, that a new route through the rugged terrain would require at least 3.5 miles of new road. The report said, “It is the opinion of regional staff that replacement of the existing bridge with an aesthetically pleasing and historically sensitive design will cost less and have fewer detrimental effects than developing any overland route.”

Bonacic issued a statement saying, “Having nearly $10 million invested into our infrastructure is positive from an investment standpoint. We worked hard with the NYDOT to have them change their original proposal. While some will always be unhappy with any change, I am pleased that NYDOT moved aesthetically closer to what more people wanted."