Century-old bridge shuts down in Mount Vernon

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The 14th Avenue bridge in Mount Vernon is officially closed for at least the next 10 months.

Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas and other transportation officials were on hand today as the more than $10 million replacement project for the bridge got underway.

The bridge, which is over 100 years old, goes over the tracks of Metro-North's New Haven line. The MTA is helping pay for the rebuild along with replacing four other bridges over the tracks.

With the span closed, officials are urging people to use the West Lincoln Avenue bridge, which is to the north, or the South Street bridge to the south.

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