Phase I of Ogdensburg Bridge rehabilitation complete while funding for Phase II is sought
OGDENSBURG – Phase I of the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority’s main span rehabilitation is complete, at a cost of $21.3 million, while funding for the $19 million Phase II is being sought.
Phase I directly employed over 71 individuals, replaced 1,625 tons of steel including 71,300 square feet of bridge decking, and injected over $3.1 million in wages into the local economy. Those employed included 47 iron workers, 10 laborers, five line men, two electricians, a painter, and 6sicengineers. Phase II is anticipated to create additional jobs.“Phase II is shovel-ready and will create badly-needed jobs when funded. We’d like to thank the public, businesses, and past and present elected and agency officials for their continued support to rehabilitate this key regional structure,” said Authority Executive Director Wade A. Davis. “Annually, two billion dollars in goods enters New York using the bridge; it is essential that we continue to rehabilitate the bridge to protect the economy of Northern New York.”