Repairs Underway After Unusual Settling at Binghamton I-81 Bridge –

State DOT engineers are maintaining An in depth eye on an Interstate 81 bridge in Binghamton the place settling has continued at an alarming price Because it was constructed eight yrs in the past.

A enterprise is beneathway To deal with The drawback On the span over Chenango Road on The metropolis’s North Facet.

Work started A pair of weeks in the past as crews started to dig a trench subsequent to the sidewalk on the east side of the roadway beneath the bridge.

Staff digging a trench beneath the I-81 bridge on Chenango Road on July 30, 2021. (Photograph: Bob Joseph/WNBF Information)

Particular monitoring gear has been put in To hint ongoing sinking On The state of affairs of the construction, which was constructed using dozens of precast concrete sections.

Ny State Division of Transportation spokesman Scott Put together dinner said “uncharacteristic settlement” has been detected On The state of affairs.

Put together dinner said regardless of the settling, “every thing is protected for journey.” He said the work being carried out is being carried out “out of an abundance of warning to protect the construction’s 75-yr design life.”

DOT engineers frequently are seen on Chenango Road surveying The world round and beneath the bridge. They have been noticed at work On The state of affairs as quickly as extra on Saturday.

Earlier WNBF Information Safety from 2014: Binghamton Bridge Deemed Safe, Despite “Settling”

Deciding on the bridge has been A precedence since shortly after it was Inconstructed 2013. Motorists noticed A pair of of the concrete sections had moved inside months after it was constructed.

Drivers additionally noticed water pouring down between the precast gadgets all by way of rain storms.

A DOT spokesman On the time said engineers “had been anticipating some settling” of the bridge and thOn the drainage factors have been being addressed.

The DOT has been monitoring ongoing sinking On the I-81 bridge website in Binghamton. (Photograph: Bob Joseph/WNBF Information)

The current work to stabilize the bridge Is predicted to take A minimal of two months To finish.

The span over Chenango Road was constructed as An factor of the $152 million enterprise To revamp the “Kamikaze Curve” Route 17/Interstate 81 interchange. Lancaster Enchancment and Tully Enchancment was The general contractor.

Crews from Slate Hill Constructors now are Engaged on the Chenango Road website.

No value estimate of The mannequin new work has been made public. It is not acknowledged whether or not the state Shall be reimbursed for the efforts to stabilize the bridge.

A special concrete mix is to be poured On The backside of the I-81 bridge over Chenango Road. (Photograph: Bob Joseph/WNBF Information)




Contact WNBF Information reporter Bob Joseph: [email protected] or (607) 772-8400 extension 233.

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