The new bridge is open for pedestrian traffic.
Why the Sleepy Hollow Bridge Replacement Took So Long
Replacing a bridge that spans a waterway is a complicated process. It requires engagement of multiple specialized experts including waterway structural engineers
and bridge building contractors.
Permitting is required from State, County and City governments. The City requires separate permits for the removal of the old structure, construction documents for the new structure, and installation of the bridge.
In addition, no two bridges are alike. Ready-made bridges of this type are not available for purchase and would be dangerous if they were. Precise measurements of shorelines, soil types and abutment load all come into play as part of the unique specifications for a structurally sound bridge