Yonkers-Tuckahoe bridge to be closed for emergency work

Officials say the bridge will be closed for at least one to two months.

News 12 Staff

Mar 28, 2023, 4:47 PM

Updated 427 days ago

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Emergency work is underway to repair a bridge over the Bronx River Parkway that connects Yonkers and Tuckahoe.
Officials shut down the bridge after reports that stones were falling onto the parkway ramp below.
A county engineer was already scheduled to evaluate the bridge over the next few weeks, but the falling stones forced an immediate mobilization.
A county spokesperson says engineers are working to temporarily open the bridge for traffic in one direction.
Workers will close the section of the parkway overnight on Wednesday and Thursday for additional repairs.
The stones being removed will be set aside so they can be safely put back once the bridge structure is complete.
Westchester Legislator James Nolan, who represents one of the districts near the bridge, was there last week to inspect it with contractors and county public works officials.
"We, you know, have the necessary need to address the infrastructure in our county. You know, highways, bridges, and this is a perfect example. Just continue to push on that. Every infrastructure need is necessary, and we can't neglect it," says Nolan. 
Nolan says he expects the bridge to remain closed for at least the next one to two months, but a county spokesperson says it's too early to tell what level of rehabilitation this bridge needs.


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