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 this week.
The bridge, which spans the Mahwah River, will be featured in the 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 2015 at a cost to the county of $3.7 million.
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.
Other Rockland County bridges have been acknowledged by the state. The Bridge Street Bridge in Piermont was featured in April of the 2016 calendar.
In addition, the Montebello Road Bridge will receive an award Oct. 27 at the Statewide Conference of Local Bridges.