Bidding open for Newburgh-Beacon Bridge project
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NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- As part of Governor Andrew Cuomo's New York Works initiative in the Hudson Valley, the deck of Newburgh-Beacon Bridge will be completely rebuilt.
The project is estimated to take three years and cost more than $80 million to complete. It will also bring several hundred jobs to the area.
The project includes the removal of lead-based paint from the girder span, deck trusses, beam span and floor systems of the bridge. The bridge will then be repainted.
Beginning at 2 p.m., bidding on the project will be open to the public. The New York State Bridge Authority will review any bids and make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners, who will ultimately select the final bidder.
The board is expected to make the final announcement at a meeting on January 31st.
Today's open bidding will take place at the Bridge Authority's Highland Campus.