J.M.W. Turner's "Chichester Canal" at the Tate Gallery, London

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Phoenicia bridge open

Items in MidHudson News (Bridge Street crossing reopens in Phoenicia) and Woodstock Times (Bridges to somewhere: Ribbons cut, Shandaken spans again taking on traffic) on the re-opening of the Main Street bridge in Phoenicia.

Shandaken Supervisor Robert Stanley (podium), County Executive Michael Hein, pleased the bridge has reopened

The whole neighborhood turned out Friday morning for Phoenicia’s long-awaited reopening of the Bridge Street crossing, devastated in late August by Hurricane Irene. It was the second infrastructure  ribbon cutting this week for county officials in Shandaken, just in time for the lucrative summer season, The new bridge along Route 47 in Olivera was unveiled on Monday.

Rob Stanley and Mike Hein cut the ribbon to open the bridge. (Violet Snow) 

About 200 people showed up to celebrate the reopening of Phoenicia’s Bridge Street bridge on Friday, May 25, as Ulster County Executive Mike Hein extolled the county highway department workers for restoring the bridge after Hurricane Irene ripped down most of its guardrails and shifted the roadbed by 18 inches.

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