The governor’s office of New York State announced today that the City of Amsterdam will be receiving grants for the modernization of two City of Amsterdam bridges. The one-lane Crescent Avenue bridge which spans the Chuctanunda Creek and serves as a major thoroughfare for visitors to Shuttleworth Park received $2.188 million. The Florida Avenue bridge which spans the South Chuctanunda creek received $773.000.
Other area projects which also received funding included $1.436 million to the City of Gloversville for the Harrison Street bridge over Cayadutta Creek and $1.902 million to Montgomery
County for the Cemetery Drive bridge over the South Chuctanunda Creek.
According to the release, the funding comes through the state’s BRIDGE NY initiative which focuses on projects that address deteriorated structural conditions, improve weight restrictions or long detours, facilitate economic development, increase competitiveness, or reduce the risk of flooding. A total of $262 million was announced for 165 projects state-wide, including 86 bridges and 79 culverts.