Draft resolution for the sinking of the I-81 bridge in Binghamton
Stabilization work on a bridge that carries thousands of vehicles per day on Interstate 81 via Binghamton is progressing.
The state Department of Transportation closed several blocks of Chenango Street on the north side to through traffic nearly three weeks ago for the repair project.
The agency has not released information on exactly what the project involves and how much the work will cost.
It is also unclear whether taxpayers will foot the bill for the sinking of the bridge, which was built eight years ago as part of the massive Prospect Mountain project.
DOT had installed special monitoring equipment to measure what a spokesperson described as an “unusual establishment” at the site.
Although Chenango Street is expected to be closed to vehicular traffic under the bridge in December, one sidewalk remains open to pedestrians and cyclists.
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