Frederick Street bridge over Steele Creek to open for traffic on Monday

By WKTV News

GERMAN FLATTS, N.Y. (WKTV) - It's been in the planning stages for years, and on Friday, it made its long-awaited debut.

Officials with the Village of Ilion, State Department of Transportation and the Ilion School District gathered Friday for a ribbon cutting on the new Frederick Street bridge over Steele Creek.

The new bridge eliminates the narrow, decaying Philip Street bridge and is expected to ease school-day traffic snarls at the intersection of Otsego, John and Philip Streets.

While the ribbon cutting was Friday, no vehicles will be allowed on the new bridge until Monday.

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