A number of additional bridge and road repair projects are on the horizon in Syracuse now that common councilors have given their approval. The historic W. Genesee St. bridge over Onondaga Creek is slated for $1.5 million worth of upgrades. The limestone arch structure dates back to the 1800’s, so city engineer Mary Robison says the state’s historic preservation office is involved.
City engineer Mary Robison says the appearance of the bridge won't be altered.
Robison says the bridge needs mortar repairs and other work, but is otherwise structurally sound considering its age. She says none of the bridges slated for repair are considered unsafe.
Onondaga County lawmakers are holding off for now on funding any new “Save the Rain” projects. The Ways and Means Committee met today to discuss plans for $2 million worth of ‘installation and infiltration’ projects—or INI’s—to manage rainfall in suburban communities.
Legislator Casey Jordan says the projects sound promising, but he wants to know what it will cost the County to collect each gallon of rainwater.