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Bridge removed, Canal Reopened

The Higginsville Road Bridge, in Verona, is removed from the Erie Canal. Boat traffic resumes.

Posted: Sep 7, 2019 10:29 AM

Verona, NY - The Higginsville Road Bridge, in the Town of Verona, came down in a controlled collapse early Friday Morning. The State Department of Transportation reached out to NEWSChannel 2 Saturday Morning to say the structure has been removed from the Erie Canal and no longer poses a danger to boats. The canal has reopened after being shutdown Thursday afternoon.

The Higginsville Road Bridge has been closed to vehicular traffic since 2008. It was in the process of being demolished. A new bridge is scheduled to be in place by the end of 2020.

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