City of Binghamton, New York

Mayor David Announces Start of South Side Bridge Reconstruction Project


(BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) — Mayor Richard C. David on Tuesday announced the start of a project to reconstruct two bridges over Pierce Creek on Belden Street and Conklin Avenue on the City’s South Side.

“Reconstructing these two South Side bridges is part of the City’s efforts to improve infrastructure and invest in our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Richard C. David. “South Side residents know these bridges well as they serve as critical links for neighborhoods and business districts spanning Pierce Creek.”

Work began this week on the Belden Street bridge, with construction to follow on the Conklin Avenue bridge. The two bridges will receive new structural steel, bridge decking and sidewalks as part of a $2.2 million project.

The Conklin Avenue bridge was originally constructed in 1972 and rehabilitated in 1999. The Belden Street bridge was constructed in 1972 and has never received a major upgrade.

The Conklin Avenue bridge over Pierce Creek handles 12,800 vehicles per day. The Belden Street bridge handles 4,200 vehicles per day.

Vacri Construction, of Binghamton, is completing the construction work. McFarland Johnson Inc., of Binghamton, is the engineering and project manager. The project is funded through federal and state transportation funding, with a local share of $197,500 paid for through the City’s capital funding.

Construction on the Belden Street bridge will be complete later this year. The Conklin Avenue bridge reconstruction will be completed in 2021.

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