MOUNT VERNON — Work on the Braddock Street bridge is set to begin in the next week.
Mount Vernon City Safety-Service Director Dave Glass said the utility work is finally complete on the bridge, and work is set to begin this coming week on replacing the bridge.
City officials thought they would be able to rehab the bridge earlier this year, but after cutting a 3-inch core out of the concrete, it was determined the bridge needed replaced. It was originally scheduled to be started before June, but workers found there were gas and other utility lines attached to the bridge. Those lines have been moved away from the bridge, so work can now begin.