Construction has started on a major capital improvement on the Castleton-On-Hudson Bridge on the New York State Thruway (I-90) Berkshire Spur.
The $47.6-million bridge deck replacement and rehabilitation project includes the complete deck replacement of the westbound travel lanes and deck repairs and asphalt overlay to eastbound travel lanes, as well as bridge steel repairs and other safety enhancements.
The Castleton-On-Hudson Bridge, more commonly referred to as the Castleton Bridge, opened to traffic in 1958 and spans approximately one mile in length, connecting the Berkshire Spur section to the Thruway’s mainline. Approximately 6.2 million vehicles per year or 17,000 per day travel over the iconic blue steel bridge that connects Albany and Rensselaer counties over the Hudson River.
The project is being performed by L&T Construction of Richmondville (Schoharie County).
The project also includes additional safety enhancements including new pavement at each end of the bridge, new guardrail, new beacon lights on the bridge, and miscellaneous steel repairs.