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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced the reopening of the 10th Avenue Bridge in downtown Mount Vernon, New York.
The bridge is one of six that span Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line in downtown Mount Vernon that the MTA is replacing. The project began in March 2019.
The bridge replacement was part of a combined $23 million project to replace the 6th Avenue Bridge and 10th Avenue Bridge in Mount Vernon. Funding came from the MTA's 2015-2019 Capital Program. The project cost $11.5 million to complete, according to an MTA press release.
Construction work included demolishing the old bridge and its road decks and rehabilitating its masonry abutments followed by installing replacement girders and the concrete decks of the bridge. Signal cables were also relocated. Additionally, as contractors worked to replace the bridge and install new metal fencing, street lighting and traffic signals, crews also conducted lead abatement and asbestos removal.
The contract to replace the bridge was awarded to E.E Cruz, a civil construction contractor in New York City.
The 10th Avenue Bridge is one of six bridges the MTA is replacing across the New Haven Line in downtown Mount Vernon.