COUNTY PRESS RELEASE– Rockland County Executive Ed Day directed the County Highway Department to meet with state officials Thursday to discuss plans to repair damage to the Hungry Hollow Bridge overpass in Chestnut Ridge.
“We need to make sure that there is a plan in place to assure the safety of both drivers and pedestrians who use that roadway,” he said.
New York State Thruway officials indicated that the bridge, which goes over the thruway, suffered structural damage after it was hit by a southbound truck Wednesday afternoon.
The bridge will be closed indefinitely as the state inspects it to assess the extent of the damage. State officials could not rule out full replacement of the bridge.
“This is obviously a very serious situation and we want to make sure that the state develops a plan to address it,” Day said.
County Highway Superintendent Charles “Skip” Vezzetti said Hungry Hollow Road, which is maintained by the county, is closed between Old Nyack Turnpike and Jon Leif Lane.
Detour signs are posted to direct drivers to Margetts Road and Chestnut Ridge Road as alternatives.
All lanes on the southbound thruway have been reopened.