Howard Street Bridge Opening Ceremony

Photo of Mayor Wilfred Rosas inspecting the installation of the 12 9-feet high by 14-feet wide bridge sections that will now carry Crooked Brook under West Howard Avenue (the ribbon cutting will be from this same perspective, of the now-finished bridge with its paving and sidewalks and guide rails all fully complete and ready for traffic).

 

Photo during construction of one of the 12 bridge sections, each weighing about 20 tons, being lifted into place

Photo during construction of one of the 12 bridge sections, each weighing about 20 tons, being lifted into place

 

The pristine new bridge on West Howard Avenue in the City of Dunkirk will have its grand opening at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018.

Mayor Wilfred Rosas will cut the ribbon to allow a Dunkirk City Fire Truck to blast its siren and parade over the new structure and then have the bridge declared fully open to all traffic.

The 1910 bridge failed in 2007 and this will be the first time in more than 10 years that fire fighting apparatus can easily get to the 14 houses west of the bridge.

H & K Contractors, which built the bridge as designed by GPI, will supply a couple of sheet pizzas and 100 chicken wings for a celebration with neighbors after the ribbon cutting.

Mayor Wilfred Rosas and other officials will address the crowd on the bridge details, a $750,000 project which is funded completely with the new “Bridge New York” special initiative of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Mayor Rosas successfully partnered with Governor Cuomo and the New York State Department of Transportation to make Dunkirk’s project one of the very first Bridge New York projects for funding and design and construction.

Please join Mayor Wilfred Rosas and his Director of Public Works for the “Ribbon” Cutting over the Howard Street Bridge!

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