WINNER: Under Budget – Small Project
The former NY State Route 19 Bridge over the Genesee River Dam was a 75-year-old structure located within the Village of Belmont’s central business district. Due to deterioration, a weight limit was posted and trucks were detoured through residential neighborhoods. Through a collaborative community process, the project was developed, designed, and implemented into now what is viewed as a major success.
During construction, river elevation changes of six to eight feet overnight were not uncommon and a variety of non-traditional construction techniques had to be developed. Numerous elements were included to enhance the appearance and functionality of the bridge, including a fishing access area.