- Associated Press - Friday, July 29, 2016

KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) - New York state transportation officials say a nearly century-old suspension bridge spanning a Hudson Valley creek will undergo a $20 million restoration in a few years.

The Department of Transportation says the bridge connecting the city of Kingston and the hamlet of Port Ewen will be renovated starting in the winter of 2021-22. The span is known locally as the Wurts Street Bridge but formally is known as the Rondout Creek Bridge.

The bridge was opened in 1921 and last underwent improvements more than a decade ago.

DOT officials say state and federal funds will pay for the project.

When completed in 1921, the bridge was the final link of New York’s first north-south highway on the west bank of the Hudson River.



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