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By Douglas Sciorra

City of Hornell to Receive $2.928 Million to Replace Church St. Bridge

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The Maple City has more bridges than any other municipality in Steuben County

From the City of Hornell

The City of Hornell has received some more good news as the Governor’s office announced over $516 million in BridgeNY funding to rehabilitate and replace local bridges and culverts. The City of Hornell will receive $2.928 million to replace the bridge on Church Street that runs over Canacadea Creek.

“The City of Hornell has the most bridges of any municipality in Steuben County with 13 bridges within its borders. There has been significant investment to replace or repair our local bridges, with 5 bridges having been replaced in the last 15 years. This bridge was identified as in need of replacement, and we are grateful to Governor Hochul and New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez for the necessary funding to accomplish the replacement,” stated Mayor John Buckley.

The Governor’s office announced funding for 216 projects, across 141 communities, with the Southern Tier region receiving $52.8 million of the project funds.

Receiving the funding is the first step of a long process before replacement completion, “Awards are based on bridge condition during state inspections to identify those in need of repair or replacement. The Church Street bridge is over 40 years old and we pursued the funds based on the assessment. We appreciate being awarded these funds and look forward to starting the next step for replacement,” stated Assistant Department of Works Superintendent Ashley Brown.

Residents should not expect any immediate changes, “Bridge replacements take considerable time and planning from the announcement to completion. Our next step is to obtain an engineer and begin the design phase. Residents can expect completion of the replacement to take about two years,” continued Brown. 

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