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Major funding to repair bridges across Finger Lakes en route: Here are the projects sharing hundreds of millions

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The Bridge NY program is set to disburse over $516 million to fortify bridges and culverts across New York state, Governor Kathy Hochul announced this week. The funding injection will allow municipalities to improve their infrastructure’s resilience, with the goal of combating the growing effects of climate change, such as extreme flooding and weather events.


Numerous counties are set to benefit from the initiative, including Cayuga, Monroe, Onondaga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins, Wayne, and Yates. Funding will be used for various projects such as the replacement and maintenance of several bridges and culverts. The initiative seeks to upgrade local infrastructure to better withstand climate change impacts.

Governor Hochul emphasized the state’s commitment to modernizing its infrastructure, saying, “The BRIDGE NY program provides essential funding directly to local governments to enhance the safety, resiliency, sustainability, and reliability of local infrastructure, allowing more than 140 bridges to better withstand extreme weather events and keep New Yorkers safe.”

Here’s a look at local allocations:

Cayuga County

  • $2.565 million to the City of Auburn for the replacement of the Aurelius Avenue bridge over Owasco Outlet, Cayuga County.
  • $1.231 million to the Town of Brutus for the replacement of the River Forest Road bridge over Cold Spring Brook, Cayuga County.
  • $740,000 to the Town of Cato for the superstructure replacement of the Ditmar Road bridge over Muskrat Creek, Cayuga County.
  • $1.174 million to the Town of Fleming for the replacement of the Dietrich Road culvert carrying the tributary to Crane Brook, Cayuga County.
  • $1.5 million to the Town of Niles for the replacement of the Murray Road culvert carrying the tributary to Dutch Hollow Brook, Cayuga County.

Ontario County

  • $2.078 million to Ontario County for the replacement of the Route 36 bridge over Honeoye Lake Inlet.
  • $1.5 million to the Town of Canandaigua for the replacement of the Seneca Point Road culvert carrying the tributary to Canandaigua Lake, Ontario County.
  • $1.499 million to the Village of Shortsville for the replacement of the Water Street culvert carrying the tributary to Padelford Brook, Ontario County.
  • $1.447 million to Ontario County for the replacement of the County Road 12 culvert carrying the tributary to Canandaigua Lake.

Schuyler County

  • $2.113 million to the Town of Montour for the replacement of the Fitzpatrick Road bridge over the tributary of Catharine Creek, Schuyler County.

Seneca County

  • $2.535 million to the Town of Ovid for the replacement of the Wyers Point Road bridge over Groves Creek, Seneca County.
  • $1.226 million to Seneca County for the replacement of the County House Road culvert carrying the tributary to Silver Creek.

Steuben County

  • $4.748 million to Steuben County for the replacement of the County Road 4 bridge over the Cohocton River.
  • $2.928 million to the City of Hornell for the replacement of the Church Street bridge over Canacadea Creek, Steuben County.
  • $1.25 million to the Village of Avoca for the replacement of the East Avenue culvert carrying the tributary to Salmon Creek, Steuben County.

Tompkins County

  • $2.238 million to the City of Ithaca for the replacement of the North Cayuga Street bridge over Fall Creek, Tompkins County.
  • $2.342 million to the Town of Ithaca for the replacement of the Town Line Road bridge over Lick Brook, Tompkins County.
  • $1.089 million to the City of Ithaca for the replacement of the East State Street culvert, Tompkins County.
  • $1.178 million to Tompkins County for the replacement of the Midline Road culvert carrying the tributary to Six Mile Creek.
  • $1.5 million to the Town of Ulysses for the replacement of the Curry Road culvert carrying the tributary to Trumansburg Creek, Tompkins County.
  • $1.314 million to the Village of Dryden for the replacement of the Lee Road culvert carrying the tributary to Egypt Creek, Tompkins County.

Wayne County 

  • $597,000 to the Village of Newark for the rehabilitation of the East Avenue bridge over Erie Canal, Wayne County
  • $346,000 to the Village of Newark for the replacement of the Peirson Avenue culvert, Wayne County.
  • $354,000 to the Town of Wolcott for the replacement of the Tellier Road culvert carrying the tributary to Wolcott Creek, Wayne County.
  • $208,000 to Wayne County for the replacement of the Lyons Marengo Road culvert carrying the tributary to the Clyde River.
  • $237,000 to Wayne County for the replacement of the South Centenary Road culvert.
  • $1.763 million to the Village of Red Creek for the replacement of the Hawley Road bridge over Red Creek.

 Yates County

  • $1.037 million to Yates County to replace the decking on the Preemption Road bridge over Kashong Creek.