ILION, N.Y. -- The Route 51 bridge, in Ilion, fully closes Thursday at 7 a.m.
The bridge will stay closed until the end of August.
The state Department of Transportation says a significant amount of superstructure rehab needs to be done.
Closing the bridge allows crews to work safely.
A detour will be on Route 28 through Herkimer and Mohawk.
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