The governor of New York in the US has announced the start of construction on a $21.2m project to replace the US Route 11 bridge over the Tioughnioga River in the Village of Whitney Point. 

The US Route 11 bridge connects businesses, recreational spots, and community facilities, as well as provides access to Interstate 81 and State Routes 26, 79, and 206. 

The latest initiative includes the construction of 1.5 miles of new Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalks along both sides of US Route 11 from Main Street to Keibel Road. 

It also entails the installation of new crosswalks at Whitney Point Middle School and the Broome County Fairgrounds. 

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is collaborating with KLAW Industries to incorporate recycled glass into the concrete used for the bridge. 

KLAW Industries COO Jacob Kumpon said: “The actions of NYSDOT show their commitment to developing and utilising the best materials available for our infrastructure.  

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“The collaboration between NYSDOT and our local contractors has brought great attention to the work here in Whitney Point and is a hallmark example of performance-based decarbonisation in the industry.” 

The project, which is expected to be completed by late 2026, aims to replace the existing bridge constructed in 1947 carrying US Route 11. 

The move is anticipated to increase the concrete’s durability while reducing both cement content and carbon emissions. 

The existing bridge is a three-span steel through-girder structure nearing the end of its usable life.  

The new bridge will be designed as a multi-girder structure, which is expected to be less susceptible to flooding impacts.  

New York governor Kathy Hochul said: “This project, which enhances safety and walkability while replacing a 77-year-old bridge, is a solid investment in the future of Whitney Point, which is home to one of the best county fairs in the entire Empire State.” 

During the construction phase, a temporary bridge will be erected to maintain pedestrian, vehicle, and bicycle traffic.  

Additionally, lane shifts on US Route 11 will be implemented to facilitate the construction of new sidewalks and crosswalks.