U.S. Route 219 twin arch bridges over Cattaraugus Creek wins an award

Posted on June 23rd, 2011

The New York State Department of Transportation Acting Regional Director Darrell Kaminski announced two 2010 bridge awards from the Association of Bridge Construction & Design, Western New York Chapter.

One of the awards was given for the U.S. Route 219 twin arch bridges over Cattaraugus Creek located in Concord, Erie County, and Ashford, Cattaraugus County.

“The New York State Department of Transportation thanks ABCD for recognizing the design and construction of these bridges,” said Kaminski. “Department staff work hard every day to support the traveling public by designing and building projects that improve safety, enhance mobility and promote economic growth across Western New York. It’s wonderful for these projects to be recognized.”

The Route 219 bridges were built as a part of the U.S. Route 219 expressway expansion project to carry northbound and southbound traffic over Cattaraugus Creek at the Zoar Valley gorge.

The design and construction of the bridges were a cooperative effort between NYSDOT and other stakeholders, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, State Department of Environmental Conservation, State Historic Preservation Office and the Erie County Department of Parks and Recreation.

Cold Spring Construction Company of Akron, Erie County, was the construction contractor on the project.

The awards are given to recognize outstanding new or rehabilitated single or multi-span structures opened to traffic in 2010.