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Rt. 21 bridge over NYS Thruway in Manchester being replaced

Work is scheduled to begin Wednesday on the State Route 21 bridge that runs over the New York State Thruway in Manchester.

The bridge will be replaced with a 236-foot-long, two span bridge and will have more height clearance for vehicles driving on the Thruway, wider lanes and wider shoulders.

The current bridge was originally built in 1952.

According to the NYS Thruway Authority, the work is park of a $17 million project in the area of exit 43 in Manchester.

Drivers of regular vehicles will be sent on a detour on Outlet Road to County Road 7 and State Route 31. Trucks will be detoured via State Route 96 to County Road 7 and State Route 31.

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