Old Prattsville Bridge comes down

The truss on the old 1927-built Prattsville bridge comes down in a controlled fall Thursday morning, Oct. 18, using a large shear machine. This followed approximately an hour of work safely weakening the truss to prepare for the final cut. Work continues today to remove the old truss, piece by piece, from the river. The new bridge carrying Route 23 over the Schoharie Creek opened Oct. 1 to one single alternating lane, part of a $13 million project by the New York State Department of Transportation.. Since then, the bridge approaches have been paved. Final paving will occur next year, as will additional finishing work. Two full lanes on the bridge are expected to open in November. The sidewalk on the bridge should also open by the end of the year. 

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