The Fulton Avenue drawbridge that connects Pelham Manor to Mount Vernon was reopened Monday after being out of service for more than a month.
But, Westchester County officials said they are in the process of completing design plans that would bring an additional $4 million worth of repairs to the bridge.
“Well done to Public Works Commissioner Jay Pisco and his staff for getting the job done quickly – even a week ahead of schedule,” said Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino. “I know this bridge was important to residents and businesses alike in the area.”
The 40-year-old bridge, which crosses over the Hutchinson River, was closed June 13 due to electrical problems with the drives that control the opening and closing of the bridge. Repairs for the emergency work, which was overseen by the county Department of Public Works/Transportation and HDR Architecture and Engineering P.C., cost $131,000.
The $4 million project, once approved, will involve the removal and replacement of the concrete deck and sidewalks of the approach, as well as replacement of deteriorated structural steel and concrete members. The bridge will be painted and various electrical and mechanical components will be upgraded.