Bridge Street bridge evaluation looms

Battered by tree trunks hurtling down the Esopus Creek in the August hurricane, Phoenicia’s Bridge Street bridge is the only one of the hamlet’s four entrances that remains closed six weeks after the storm.

“Our next steps will be to: one, keep that bridge closed indefinitely until we can get a structural examination of the entire bridge,” stated Ulster County Deputy Executive Bob Sudlow, who has oversight of the county’s public works department. “Two, we’ll do a feasibility study to determine what is necessary to restore the bridge and what is the cost going to be . . .

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