New Genesee Bridge Opens to Traffic Friday, Bridge Opening Ceremony in Morning

GENESEE – A bridge opening ceremony will take place Friday morning preceding the opening of the new School Street Bridge on Route 244 in Genesee, PA. Refreshments will be served at the township building following the ceremony. The ceremony begins at 10:30 am.

Work to build the new bridge across the Genesee River has been underway since fall of 2010 and completion of the project comes about five months ahead of schedule.

The old bridge was replaced with a new, wider, one-span box beam bridge. Work also included roadway improvements, drainage and guiderail updates and installation of a dry hydrant.

The old bridge has been out of service since the end of 2003. The new bridge eliminates a short, local detour and provides a safer, more efficient route for emergency responders and the public.

Area officials and local residents will mark the completion of the project with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning. Dolomite Products Company, Inc. of Hornell, New York was the contractor on the $1.5 million job.