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Letter To The Editor: Three Years For Ashford Avenue Bridge Is Too Long

Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner has written to the county executive to find out why it will take three years to build the Ashford Avenue Bridge.
Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner has written to the county executive to find out why it will take three years to build the Ashford Avenue Bridge. Photo Credit: File

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The Greenburgh Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email greenburgh@dailyvoice.com .

It took China 43 hours to build a bridge. It took Iowa 14 days to build a bridge. It took Medford, Mass., 10 weekends to replace 14 bridges. WHY? I have written to the County Executive and will be reaching out to other county officials.

Why are Ardsley/Dobbs Ferry/Greenburgh motorists going to be inconvenienced for almost three years when major bridge reconstruction in other states and in other communities around the nation and world takes much less time?

I think that there should be an investigation of our bridge construction projects and compare what we do to other bridge projects. This is a video link of how China built a bridge -- work done in 43 hours, not three years!

Interstate-93 in Medford, Mass., was able to replace 14 bridges in Medford over the course of just 10 weekends between June and August 2011. Mass DOT used several innovations, a detailed traffic management plan and a comprehensive communications plan to complete the bridge work safely, efficiently, economically, and in a manner that caused the least possible construction-related impacts and congestion. The project was completed on-budget and ahead of schedule, replacing all 14 bridges in less than a year.

Using conventional methods this project would have taken at least four years and during those four years drivers would have had to endure long-term lane closures.

Paul Feiner

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