Workers to replace old Deer River bridge

WWNY Workers to replace old Deer River bridge

DEER RIVER, N.Y. (WWNY) - After 89 years, a bridge in the town of Denmark will be replaced.

The New York Department of Transportation is in the process of replacing the span in Deer River.

A temporary one-lane bridge will be built next to it. That should be up in about a month.

DOT spokesperson Mike Flick says the bridge is still safe, but it is time for a change.

“The pace of repairs has quickened in the last few years. It’s just simply time to replace it before we have to close it due to being worn out essentially,” he said.

The project will cost $2.9 million and is expected to be finished by the end of the year.

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