Woolen Mills Bridge In Cooperstown To Be Replaced

May 15, 2013

Work begins this week to replace the deteriorated Woolen Mills Bridge in Cooperstown Borough.

The existing 73-foot steel truss bridge takes Factory Street in Cooperstown over Lake Creek.  PennDOT says the span was built in 1899, is “structurally deficient and functionally obsolete,” and is posted with a six-ton weight limit.

The new bridge will be a wider single-span, pre-stressed concrete span with a larger under-clearance and a pedestrian sidewalk.

During the $731-thousand project which should continue into September, traffic will be detoured onto Cooperstown’s Main Street, to Mill Street and to Maple Lane Drive.

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