MILL STREET BRIDGE
The bridge that carried Mill Street over Deckertown Creek in the heart of the Village of Odessa was deteriorating and, without the addition of temporary shoring, was in danger of being closed. This Schuyler County-owned and maintained structure was vital to the surrounding community and local businesses but was not on the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) to receive federal funds to assist with maintenance or replacement costs.
The importance of the structure to the community, a variety of site constraints and the fact that the project would be 100% locally funded led HUNT to develop a replacement option that used a mix of traditional cast-in-place concrete elements as well as precast concrete elements.
The new structure is a precast concrete three-sided span unit founded on cast-in-place concrete pedestal walls with spread footings.
This structure type allowed the old bridge to be replaced quickly to minimize disruption to users while providing a low cost and low maintenance structure for Schuyler County that will last for years to come.
Odessa, New York