END OF LIFESPAN: New construction will begin in late winter or early spring
By MATT SURTEL
WARSAW — Preparations have begun on a project to replace the Route 19 bridge over Oatka Creek north of the village.
The old-style truss bridge was built in 1937, state Department of Transportation officials said Wednesday. It’s reaching the end of its useful life.
The bridge will be replaced with a single-span, hybrid steel multi-girder superstructure, the officials said. The new span will feature wider shoulders for enhanced safety, and will better accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians.
Construction is slated to begin in late winter or early spring, officials said. Completion is expected before Labor Day weekend.
The older bridge — located about a half mile north of the Walmart plaza — will be closed during construction. Detours will be posted for vehicular and truck traffic.
The project’s expected to cost about $4.18 million, according to the DOT website. It will be paid for through state and federal funding, with no local funding sources.
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