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Fulton Bridge Reopens Between Pelham, Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, NY - The Fulton Avenue drawbridge between Pelham and Mount Vernon is open again after electrical problems forced a shutdown in June, County Executive Robert P. Astorino announced Tuesday.

The county-owned bridge closed June 13 because the electrical issues hampered the performance of drive controllers, which are used to open and close the bridge.

Following $131,000 in repairs, the bridge was reopened Monday.

"I know this bridge was important to residents and business alike in the area," Astorino said in a press release.

The work was overseen by the county Department of Public Works/Transportation and HDR Architecture and Engineering, whom Astorino commended for "getting the job done quickly - even a week ahead of schedule."

Work was also provided by Healy Electric Contracting and country road maintenance staff.

A separate $4 million replacement and upgrade project is in the planning stages. This will involve replacing the concrete deck and sidewalks as well as deteriorated structural steel and concrete.

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