Elected officials: Memorial Bridge may not be safe

A news conference was held Tuesday under the AMVETS Bridge to discuss whether or not it poses a threat to drivers? safety. The Memorial Bridge, as it is known, carries thousands of drivers northbound

News 12 Staff

Oct 7, 2008, 5:29 PM

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Elected officials: Memorial Bridge may not be safe
A news conference was held Tuesday under the AMVETS Bridge to discuss whether or not it poses a threat to drivers? safety.
The Memorial Bridge, as it is known, carries thousands of drivers northbound across the Croton Reservoir each year.
According to Putnam County Legislator Anthony Fusco, there are obvious areas of rust and decay beneath the bridge, which was built in 1931. Though the bridge is currently undergoing a $12 million renovation, Fusco and other elected officials called on the state Department of Transportation to make repairs and do more to monitor the aging structure.
"It is incumbent upon the DOT to make sure it?s safe,? Westchester County Legislator George Oros says. ?You know, the first responsibility of any level of government is the public safety, and we should never skimp on that."
According to DOT officials, the bridge is structurally sound. If it wasn?t, they say, it would be closed.


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