NEW CITY, NY – Rockland County Executive Ed Day is pleased to announce that the Hungry Hollow Bridge overpass in Chestnut Ridge has reopened following repairs.
The bridge, which is maintained by the state Department of Transportation, reopened Wednesday to alternating one-way traffic.
“We thank the state DOT and our state representatives for working to get the bridge open before the holiday rush,” Day said. “People in that area of Rockland County were very eager to be able to use the bridge again.”
Traffic lights have been installed to control the flow of vehicles using the bridge. There is also a four-foot shoulder adjacent to the existing sidewalk on the east side of the bridge that pedestrians can use.
The bridge, which goes over the New York State Thruway, has been closed since October when a truck crashed into it, causing structural damage.
The County Executive thanked Rockland County Highway Superintendent Charles “Skip” Vezzetti and bridge engineer Andrew Connors for coordinating with the state DOT and the Thruway Authority to make sure the work was done promptly.