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MTA Metro-North Railroad last week completed replacement of the 6th Avenue Bridge in downtown Mount Vernon, New York, a month ahead of schedule.
Work to replace the 126-year-old bridge — which carries traffic and pedestrians over Metro-North’s New Haven Line — began in March 2019.
The project included demolition of the old bridge and road decks, and rehabilitation of the bridge’s masonry abutments. Crews then installed replacement girders and concrete decks of the bridge, and relocated signal cables.
E. E. Cruz & Co. Inc. was the civil construction contractor for the replacement.
Crew were able to complete the project ahead of schedule by using “innovation and strong project management,” MTA officials said in a press release.
The bridge replacement is part of a combined $23 million project to replace the 6th Avenue Bridge and the 10th Avenue Bridge in Mount Vernon. Funding for the 6th Avenue Bridge project came from the MTA’s 2015-2019 capital program and cost $11.5 million to complete.