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MARYSVILLE, CA September 27, 2018 – Traveling for Yuba County foothill residents – once hampered by closure of the New York House Road bridge over Dry Creek – will get a lot easier as construction of the new concrete bridge wraps up this week.

A community event is planned to once again open the bridge to vehicles.

A ceremony celebrating the re-opening of the bridge will happen on Saturday, September 29 at 1 p.m. Festivities will include a ribbon cutting, followed by classic cars crossing over the new expanse.

The bridge will be re-opened to traffic sometime within the following week, after completion of remaining safety features that include striping of the roadway.

The new bridge is located along New York House Road, about a half mile from where it joins with Frenchtown Road. That intersection is 1.2 miles east of Willow Glen Road.

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The old, aging bridge had to be removed on May 7 of this year, to make way for the new cast-in-place reinforced concrete bridge construction. The $2 million project also included improvements to the approach roads on either end of the bridge, improvements to drainage, and the planting of new trees to replace those that had to be removed during construction.

The New York House Bridge Replacement Project was completed under contract by Steelhead Constructors.