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State Funds Ridge Street Bridge Improvements

RYE BROOK, N.Y. -- New York State has ponied up $1.9 million to improve the bridge deck of the Ridge Street Bridge that overlooks I-287 and connects the Village of Rye Brook with the City of Rye.

The funding for the improvements came out of a $1.2 billion pot set aside by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's New York Works program , which prioritizes bridges that need improvement within the state.

Assembly member George Latimer (D-Rye) said the bridge serves a vital role in the physical connectivity of the area.

"This bridge is a lifeline to Rye Brook, Port Chester and Rye residents who come to and from the three communities. I'm pleased to see the work will be undertaken as soon as possible, Latimer said."

Latimer added that the intent was to have workers break ground on the project before the end of 2012, but ultimately that will be determined by the State Department of Transportation and the Town of Rye.

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