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July 11, 2014
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Construction of four Upper Delaware bridges approved


The most costly repairs tagged at $24,700 will take place on the 1961 Callicoon, NY-Damascus, PA Bridge, which is showing “significant pavement deterioration with large pot holes in [the] deck which are retaining water”, exposure of piers, and a failing paint system, according to the inspection report.
The other bridges that PA and NY jointly maintain are: Lordville, NY-Equinunk, PA (built in 1992); Hancock, NY-Buckingham, PA (1937); Kellams, NY-Stalker, PA (1990 major re-build); Barryville, NY-Shohola, PA (2006); Port Jervis, NY-Matamoras, PA (1939).

An 11th bridge across the Upper Delaware River, the Roebling Aqueduct built in 1848, is federally owned by the National Park Service and connects Minisink Ford, NY to Lackawaxen, PA.

[Laurie Ramie is executive director of the Upper Delaware Council.]