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Hornell to receive funds for crucial bridge replacement

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The city of Hornell in New York State is set to receive nearly $3 million in state funding for the replacement of a crucial bridge. The New York State Department of Transportation’s Bridge NY program will be providing Hornell with $2.928 million for the replacement of the Church Street bridge over Canacadea Creek, as announced in a recent Facebook post by the city.

Hornell, boasting the highest number of bridges within its borders in Steuben County, has seen a consistent investment in bridge replacement and repair, according to officials. Over the past 15 years, five bridges have been replaced in the city. The decision to secure funding for the Church Street bridge was influenced by its deteriorating condition, as the structure is over 40 years old and assessments have shown the need for its replacement.

The process of bridge replacement is not immediate. Following the allocation of funding, an engineer needs to be selected and the design phase will ensue. Once construction begins, the bridge replacement is expected to take about two years to complete.