The single largest project in the New York State Bridge Authority's 80 year history could soon become a reality. Kiska Construction of Long Island City was selected as the low bidder among 10 other contractors offering the state a proposal just over $93,000,000. The Bridge Authority will replace the south span of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, deck that has not been replaced in 32 years ago, when the bridge was built.
The project expected to start at the end of April , should bring employment opportunities in the NY area, and could take almost three years to finalize it. The construction process could be similar as the one proposed for the Tappan Zee Bridge. The Newburgh-Beacon Bridge is the most traveled of the New York State Bridge Authority's bridges, carrying more than 25 million crossings a year on Interstate 84. The bid award will be made public sometime during the next 10 days or so.
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