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Armitage Road bridge closed until further notice as state gets to work on $800,000 in repairs

State transportation officials have shut down the Armitage Road bridge over the Erie Canal in northern Seneca County.

The one-lane, steel truss bridge is being painted and repaired, according to state officials.

It’s listed in poor condition on the National Bridge Inventory, and has been that way since 1991. However, the bridge originally constructed in 1914, then rebuilt in 1951, has been deemed safe for years.

The bridge still meets minimal requirements to remain in place, according to those state officials on the project.

The current repair project has a budget of $800,000 with state and federal money in play. No cost to taxpayers in Seneca County is associated with this project.

Work is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

Credit: Spencer Tulis, Finger Lakes Times.