The Fulton Avenue Drawbridge between Secor Lane and Edison Avenue in Mount Vernon and Pelham Manor will be closed to cars and trucks for about two months beginning 10 a.m. Friday for repairs to the steel structure, Westchester County announced.
The work is expected to be completed by March 28, the county said.
Pedestrians will be allowed to continue crossing the bridge during that time, except for periodic short-term closures.
“This closure is necessary to correct structural deficiencies detected by inspectors,” the county’s announcement reads. “A large scale rehabilitation project is currently being designed to eliminate the need for the interim repairs of the last several years.”
The announcement continues: “The Fulton Avenue Bridge connects Mount Vernon to Rt. 1 in addition to the area’s major retail corridor. The posted detour route uses Pelham Parkway to Boston Post Road to Provost Avenue to South Third Avenue to South Columbus Avenue to South Fulton Avenue.”