New York State Bridge Authority http://wamc.org en Traffic Up On Mid-Hudson Crossings http://wamc.org/post/traffic-mid-hudson-crossings <p>HIGHLAND – For the first time in six months, traffic is up on the five Hudson River crossings operated by the New York State Bridge Authority.</p><p>Over 91,000 more vehicles crossed the river in April for an increase slightly under two percent.</p><p>A total of 4.9 million vehicles traveled over the spans this past April, compared to a little more than 4.8 million during the same month last year.</p><p>Bridge Authority Executive Director Joseph Ruggiero said they need that trend to continue.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 12:03:04 +0000 Hank Gross 65082 at http://wamc.org Traffic Up On Mid-Hudson Crossings Sign of Spring: Work Begins on NY Bridges http://wamc.org/post/sign-spring-work-begins-ny-bridges <p></p><p>As the weather warms up, construction crews are ramping up to tackle maintenance, renovation and rebuilding projects involving many of New York's highway bridges.</p><p>The Patroon Island Bridge in Albany is being prepped for a 145-million dollar renovation. The project appears on a list of 32 road and bridge initiatives released Tuesday by Governor Andrew Cuomo's office.</p><p>Decks will also be replaced on the Congress Street Bridge in Troy, the Western Gateway Bridge in Rotterdam and the Thaddeus Kosciuszko Bridge, also known as the I-87 twin bridges.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:36:49 +0000 Dave Lucas 61551 at http://wamc.org Sign of Spring: Work Begins on NY Bridges Follow A Bridge http://wamc.org/post/follow-bridge <p>These days it seems almost everyone engages in social networking.&nbsp; Now, in addition to crossing it, you can follow a bridge on twitter (it might just follow you back) or you can friend it on facebook - The Patroon Island Bridge now has a presence on social media. The span joins a bevy of other local landmarks like The Albany Rural Cemetery and its comrade, The Troy-Menands Bridge, that have assumed "internet personalities". The Patroon Island Bridge carries I-90 over the Hudson River between Albany and Rensselaer Counties. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 19:06:04 +0000 Dave Lucas 61363 at http://wamc.org Follow A Bridge Contract is Awarded for Newburgh-Beacon Bridge Project http://wamc.org/post/contract-awarded-newburgh-beacon-bridge-project <p>NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City-based construction company has been awarded a $93 million contract to rebuild a span on one of the state-owned bridges in the Hudson Valley.</p><p> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:01:26 +0000 Allison Dunne 57081 at http://wamc.org Contract is Awarded for Newburgh-Beacon Bridge Project Officials Debunk Reports of Walkway Pedestrian Fee http://wamc.org/post/officials-debunk-reports-walkway-pedestrian-fee <p></p><p></p><p>Some media reports&nbsp;Monday mention the possibility of imposing a pedestrian fee on Walkway over the Hudson - the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. Walkway connects Poughkeepsie, in Dutchess County, with Highland, in Ulster County, and has become a popular place for both locals and tourists. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more on how officials say there will be&nbsp;no such fee.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 00:01:57 +0000 Allison Dunne 55257 at http://wamc.org Officials Debunk Reports of Walkway Pedestrian Fee