Main Street Bridge repairs to begin soon

Gwen Chamberlain
Repairs to the Main Street Bridge in Penn Yan will begin soon. The work on the span over the Outlet Trail will require a detour on the trail. Although vehicular traffic will be detoured while the bridge's deck is replaced, pedestrians will still be able to cross the span. The work should take between six and eight weeks.

The Main Street bridge and a portion of the Keuka Outlet Trail will be closed to within days for repairs and restoration to the bridge.

Yates County Highway Superintendent David Hartman says the contractor plans to come into the village sometime after Labor Day to set up signs and prepare. The earliest closing of the bridge will be late in the week following Labor Day, but it will be no later than Sept. 8 or 9.

Work on the span over the Keuka Outlet Trail will require closing a portion of the trail for four to six weeks. A detour will be provided for those using the trail, according to information on the Yates County Website. That information also states pedestrians will be able to continue to use the bridge throughout the project.

Hartman says to expect the bridge to be closed for a total of eight weeks.

A detour will take traffic to Water Street and Liberty Street.

The project, first announced more than a year ago, will include replacing the Keuka Outlet Trail span abutment caps, sandblasting and re-painting the steel beams, installing scour protection on some piers of the main span along the north side of the stream bank and replacement of the existing concrete deck.