Croton Falls Bridge Replacement Work, Road Closure, Delayed By Snow

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The Croton Falls bridge connects Somers and North Salem. Photo Credit: Westchester County

UPDATE: Due to snow Monday and forecast for more later this week, Westchester County has postponed scheduled work on the Croton Falls Bridge rehabilitation project. Croton Falls Road was scheduled to be closed during the day to all traffic Monday through Wednesday. The county has not yet decided when the work will be done, according to its Department of Public Works.

SOMERS, N.Y. – Croton Falls Road will be closed in both directions during the day Monday through Wednesday as the Croton Falls Road Bridge rehabilitation project continues.

With the bridge closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during those days, detours will be posted using Route 100/202 and Route 22, and police will be present to help with maintenance. The bridge will still be open to pedestrians.

The two-lane vehicle bridge connecting Somers and North Salem will be replaced and the pedestrian bridge will be removed.

A new 30-foot wide bridge will include two 12-foot lanes of traffic, 18 inches wider than the old bridge, and a sidewalk for pedestrians.

The $3.97 million capital project began last August and is expected to be completed as early as this summer.

The state Department of Transportation (DOT) determined in 2007 that the two-lane vehicle-only bridge was deteriorating and needed replacement. On a scale of 1, meaning “hazardous”, to 7, meaning “new,” the bridge received a 4.363. A rating below 5 means a structure is in need of work.

The bridge, built in 1908, was rehabilitated in 1987. Its daily traffic count is 7,137, according to Westchester County.

For additional information, contact Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation at 995-2555.

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