Jamison Road Bridge Over Buffalo Creek Set To Re-Open

Modified: July 28, 2016 1:57pm

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Nearly $1.5 million reconstruction project finished 27 days ahead of schedule; includes road reconstruction, improved drainage

ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Public Works (“ECDPW”) Highways Division has announced the completion of reconstruction work on the Jamison Road Bridge over Buffalo Creek in the Town of Elma, a project that involved the replacement of the former 61-year old structure along with approach road reconstruction and drainage work near the bridge. Reconstruction work began on March 14 and will be completed by August 1, 2016, a full 27 days ahead of schedule.

“The new bridge on Jamison Road will provide smoother and safer travel for motorists and is a huge improvement over the old structure,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “Thanks to the Department of Public Works and their partners, this vital piece of infrastructure has been completely replaced nearly a month ahead of schedule, which motorists and residents alike should appreciate.”

The old bridge on Jamison Road was constructed in 1955 and consisted of three spans, the longest of which was approximately 58 feet long and was supported by reinforced concrete abutments, wing walls and two center piers. The bridge carried two 13-foot wide travel lanes and 3-foot wide sidewalks. The old superstructure was constructed of four 36-inch deep steel girders supporting a reinforced concrete deck.

The new bridge over Buffalo Creek consists of a 170-feet long single span structure supported by reinforced concrete abutments and wing walls. The span carries two 10-feet wide travel lanes and approximately 4-foot wide shoulders. The superstructure is constructed of four 6-feet deep steel girders supporting a reinforced concrete deck with an integral wearing surface.

The project also included approximately 375 linear feet of road reconstruction from the intersection of Ostrander Road with Jamison Road CR-574 to approximately 50-feet east of the bridge, accompanied by the installation of new guide rails, improved storm drainage and stream bank protections.

Construction work for this replacement project was performed by Union Concrete and Construction Corp. of West Seneca; design engineering work was completed by DiDonato of Buffalo.

For more information:

On the Erie County Department of Public Works, visit http://www2.erie.gov/dpw/