Ed Day, Rockland County Executive
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 19, 2016
Contact: Jane Lerner, Director of Strategic Communications
Office of the County Executive (845) 638-5645
Montebello Road Bridge to be Featured in Calendar
NEW CITY, N.Y. — Rockland County’s newly reconstructed Montebello Road Bridge has been awarded a place in a 2017 calendar put out by the New York Conference on Bridges, Rockland County Executive Ed Day announced.
The bridge, which spans the Mahwah River, will be featured in calendar for the month of May
“We’re proud to show the rest of the state what the residents of Montebello already know – this is a beautiful, structurally sound bridge,” said County Executive Day.
The 53-foot-long bridge was completed in November at a cost to the county of $3.7 million.
“Maintaining and improving Rockland’s infrastructure in a cost-efficient way has been a priority of my administration,” Day said.
The original bridge was built in 1936 as a Works Progress Administration project. It was made eligible for the National Registry of Historic Places in 2002 because of its artistic stonework.
The Montebello Road bridge was destroyed by floodwaters from Hurricane Irene in August, 2011.
All of the stonework on the new bridge was salvaged from the old structure, according to Joseph Pyzowski, Rockland County bridge engineer, who submitted a photo of the structure.
He was the project manager for the new bridge and managed the consultant company, TranSystems Corp, which provided design services. Construction was completed by Colonnelli Brothers, Inc.
The Montebello Road Bridge will receive an award Oct. 27 at the Statewide Conference of Local Bridges.
The Bridge Street Bridge in Piermont was featured in April of the 2016 calendar.