Goshen, N.Y. - Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus has announced the completion of the Maple Glen Bridge in the Town of Wallkill.
The project budget was approximately $700,000 with design and construction completed by the Orange County Department of Public Works.
“I want to thank the County’s talented and hard-working DPW team for their efforts to revitalize the Maple Glen Bridge,” Neuhaus said. “We are all proud of this County project. The Bridge provides safety and convenience for residents in the Town of Wallkill and I’m glad that it was reopened in a timely manner.”
Neuhaus noted that the Orange County DPW Engineering and Bridge Construction teams have completed an important infrastructure replacement project with the in-house workforce, which saved hundreds of thousands of dollars because the project was not put out to bid.
The Maple Glen Bridge is located on Brola Road in the Town of Wallkill and crosses the Little Shawangunk Kill. The new bridge has a span of 37 feet and replaced the bridge constructed in 1929. The project consisted of full demolition of the previous structure and elevating the bridge approximately three feet to provide additional flow to increase resiliency during storm events. Due to the increased bridge clearance, improvements were also made to the surrounding road and intersection.
“County road and bridge infrastructure are vital to the region and I want to thank County Executive Neuhaus and the County Legislature for their support during this project,” Orange County DPW Commissioner Erik Denega said. “I am especially proud of the Orange County DPW Engineering, bridge crew and administrative staff for their hard work and effort to complete this project.”
For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.