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Western New York bridges targeted in Schumer's report

Citing Federal Highway Administration data, Sen. Charles E. Schumer on Wednesday issued a report showing that 76 bridges in Erie County are either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. The problem was even worse in Chautauqua County, where 78 bridges are in need of a fix.

Following are the bridges in Schumer's report from the eight counties of Western New York.

According to the report, "bridges are usually classified as 'functionally obsolete' if they were built at a time when current design standards were not in place and the disparities between the past and present requirements are severe. Bridges are considered 'structurally deficient' if significant load-carrying elements are found to be in poor or worse condition due to deterioration or damage."

Structurally deficient bridges in Allegany County:

Facility Carried  Features Intersected Sufficiency Rating
COUNTY ROAD 46     GENESEE RIVER            15.6
IRR RTE 961R       CUBA LAKE OUTLET         74.1
DOWNING ROAD       CANISTEO RIVER           48.0
BISHOPVILLE EXT    TRIB CANISTEO RIV        66.0
BUSH ROAD          CANISTEO RIVER           54.8
PAIGE ROAD         KARR VALLEY CREEK        55.7
STEPHANS ROAD      MCHENRY VALLEY CK        35.2
FEATHERS CREEK RD  FEATHERS CREEK           40.7
RAY HILL ROAD      DYKE CREEK               52.7
PEAVY ROAD         BAKER CREEK              60.7
LITTLE JOHN ROAD   WHITE CREEK              54.3
PETERS ROAD        SLADER CREEK             69.0
NARROWS ROAD       SOUTH VALLEY CRK         42.9
NARROWS ROAD       SLADER CREEK             29.9
COUNCIL HOUSE RD   SHONGO CREEK             41.2
COUNCIL HOUSE RD   GENESEE RIVER            59.1
HIGGINS ROAD       SIXTOWN CREEK            15.6
HIGGINS ROAD       SIXTOWN CREEK            47.8
OTTIS SMITH ROAD   TRIB GENESEE RIV         32.0
POND ROAD          WISCOY CREEK             63.7
HIGGINS CREEK RD   SIXTOWN CREEK            42.3
BARBER ROAD        RUSH CREEK               43.3
WATSON RD          PHILLIPS CREEK           49.3
BAKER RD           ELM VALLEY CREEK         65.9
GRAVES ROAD        GENESEE RIVER            60.4
ROESKE ROAD        CHENUNDA CREEK           54.3
NORTH MAIN STREET  EAST VALLEY CREEK        50.4
CENTER STREET      ANGELICA CREEK           88.5
BROAD STREET       LITTLE GENESEE CR        81.3
ELM STREET         TRB CANACADEA CRK        69.0
MOSS BROOK RD      MOSS BROOK               56.2
PINE STREET        CANACADEA CREEK          37.6

 

Functionally obsolete bridges in Allegany County:

Facility Carried  Features Intersected Sufficiency Rating
COUNTY ROAD 24     EWART CREEK              95.0
OLD WITHEY ROAD    PHILLIPS CREEK           79.9
SULLIVAN ROAD      CANISTEO RIVER           39.2
TIMES SQUARE ROAD  S BR VANCAMPEN CK        92.0
WALBRIDGE ROAD     RUSH CREEK               94.0
SWAIN HILL RD      EWART CREEK              92.0
E CENTERVILLE RD   TRIB CANEADEA CRK        51.8
FASSETT LANE       CROWNER BROOK            78.9
TUCKER ROAD        ANGELICA CREEK           41.4
BULL STREET        GRIFFIN CREEK            62.0
JOHN STREET        PLUMBOTTOM CREEK         78.0
WILLIAMS GROVE RD  DYKE CREEK               34.4
STANZ ROAD         MCHENRY VALLEY CK        78.5
COUNTY ROAD 43     ANGELICA CREEK           62.5
WEIDRICK ROAD      GENESEE RIVER            51.3

 

Structurally deficient bridges in Cattaraugus County:

Facility Carried  Features Intersected Sufficiency Rating
LEBANON ROAD       COLD SPRING CREEK        43.1
HARDY CORNERS RD   SAUNDERS CREEK           84.8
COUNTY ROAD 6      MUD CREEK                49.8
COUNTY ROAD 6      MUD CREEK                79.9
HINMAN HOLLOW RD   MANSFIELD CREEK          36.0
CASCADE RD/MILLER  CATTARAUGUS CREEK        66.5
HOTCHKISS HOLLOW   HOTCHKISS RUN            19.9
SUNFISH ROAD       SUNFISH RUN CREEK        29.7
ASHFORD HOLLOW RD  BUTTERMILK CREEK         46.4
WHITE ROAD         BUTTERMILK CREEK         35.0
COUNTY ROAD 9      LIT CONEWANGO CRK        56.9
COWENS CORNERS RD  CONEWANGO CREEK          42.9
MEYER HILL ROAD    EAST OTTO CREEK          31.0
HAMMOND HILL ROAD  CONNOISARAULEY CR        67.1
COUNTY ROAD 21     ELTON CREEK              49.5
SUGARTOWN ROAD     FORKS CREEK              51.7
BAXTER MILL ROAD   ISCHUA CREEK             41.3
FLATIRON ROAD      MUD CREEK                59.1
DREDGE ROAD        CONEWANGO CREEK          53.9
DUGWAY ROAD        MUD CREEK                36.7
TUG HILL ROAD      CONEWANGO CREEK          32.0
TANNERY ROAD       TRIB S BR CATT CR        36.8
CAIN HOLLOW ROAD   QUAKER RUN               44.9
CAMP SIX ROAD      QUAKER RUN               47.6
GYPSY ROAD         QUAKER RUN               47.3
RTE 951T           COLD SPRING CREEK        68.0
HASTINGS ROAD      WESTERN NY & PENN        15.0

 

Functionally obsolete bridges in Cattaraugus County:

Facility Carried  Features Intersected Sufficiency Rating
GILE HOLLOW ROAD   ISCHUA CREEK             39.0
COUNTY ROAD 11     SB CATTARAUGUS CK        95.9
BRYANT HILL ROAD   BRYANT HILL CREEK        74.6
JONES ROAD         CLEAR CREEK              83.6
FARWELL ROAD       ISCHUA CREEK             70.2
MILL STREET        BR LITTLE VALLEY         64.1
FORTY ROAD         TRIB S BR CATT CR        86.0
DEPOT STREET       CLEAR CREEK              55.6
TOWN LINE ROAD     LITTLE VALLEY CRK        73.8
ALEG STATE PARK 1  RED HOUSE BROOK          53.9
COON RUN ROAD      QUAKER RUN               70.0
SCHOOL DRIVEWAY    THATCHER BROOK           62.7

 

Structurally deficient bridges in Chautauqua County:

Facility Carried  Features Intersected Sufficiency Rating
COUNTY ROAD 63     CASSADAGA CREEK          66.7
KING ROAD          WALNUT CREEK             23.9
KORTWRIGHT RD      LIT BROKENSTRAW C        62.8
COUNTY ROUTE 18    PRENDERGAST CRK          55.5
POLAND CENTER RD   BR CONEWANGO CRK         65.9
CREEK ROAD         WALNUT CREEK             48.7
WILTSIE ROAD       WILTSIE RUN              48.8
WILTSIE ROAD       WILTSIE RUN              63.8
WILTSIE ROAD       FREW RUN                 62.3
DEPOT STREET       CHERRY CREEK             60.0
FULLER GULF ROAD   FULLER GULF CREEK        48.3
MIXER ROAD         WALNUT CREEK             39.5
KLONDYKE ROAD      TB TWENTYMILE CRK        31.5
PARKWAY DRIVE      FREW RUN                 51.7
Peerless Street    SLIPPERY ROCK CRE        32.0
BALL ROAD          TRB CANADAWAY CRK        37.8
WEAVER ROAD        TRB CHAUTAUQUA LK        66.0
28TH CREEK ROAD    TWENTYEIGHTH CRK         41.1
HARRIS HOLLOW RD   TRIB CLEAR CREEK         41.0
WHITE HILL ROAD    FRENCH CREEK             66.0
MADDEN ROAD        BR LIT BROKENSTRW        52.2
PRIVATE DRIVE      DRY BROOK                48.9
SPRAGUE HILL ROAD  DRY BROOK                42.7
CEMETERY ROAD      FLAG CREEK               53.9
PUTNAM ROAD        CHAUTAUQUA CREEK         49.8
HAWLEY STREET      CHAUTAUQUA CRK           37.2
WHITESIDE PARKWAY  TRIB CHATAUQUA LK        65.0
S PHETTE PLACE ST  CHADAKOIN RIVER          55.7

 

Functionally obsolete bridges in Chautauqua County:

Facility Carried  Features Intersected Sufficiency Rating
COUNTY ROAD 26     STILLWATER CREEK         63.6
FREWS RUN ROAD     FREWS RUN                90.2
NAZARETH ROAD      TB BROKENSTRAW CK        77.9
POLAND CENTER RD   MUD CREEK                73.9
COUNTY ROAD 4      TRB TO FRENCH CRK        75.8
COUNTY ROAD 71     CASSADAGA CREEK          64.2
KENT SWITCH ROAD   BLAISDELL CREEK          72.9
CREEK ROAD         TRIB FRENCH CREEK        89.7
TRIANGLE ROAD      TB CATTARAUGUS CK        43.9
LOWELL ROAD        LIT CANADAWAY CRK        93.0
SHUMLA ROAD        CANADAWAY CREEK          72.3
JAMES ROAD         BR BEAR LK OUTLET        63.9
EININK ROAD        BROWNELL BRANCH          96.0
BEAR LAKE ROAD     TRIB BEAR CREEK          65.9
BARNUM ROAD        PICKETT BROOK            77.9
HEWES ROAD         WING CREEK               66.0
LEACH HILL ROAD    CLEAR CREEK              48.4
DAMON HILL ROAD    HATCH CREEK              66.0
KING ROAD          TRIB WALNUT CREEK        64.8
BARKER ROAD        LIT BROKENSTRAW C        67.0
FRISSELL ROAD      KIANTONE CREEK           78.0
DARBY SWITCH ROAD  TRB FREDONIA RESV        74.9
WEBSTER ROAD       LIT CANADAWAY CRK        53.7
COUNTY ROAD 13     BR TWENTYMILE CRK        63.9
BARCELONA ROAD     FRENCH CREEK             84.4
BUTCHER ROAD       TRIB W BR CONEWAN        67.0
CEMETERY ROAD      W BR CONEWANGO CK        72.0
PHILLIPS ROAD      N B CONEWANGO CRK        55.1
CREAMERY ROAD      TRIB LAKE ERIE           66.0
HALL ROAD          MILL CREEK               64.9
COUNTY ROAD 133    MILL CREEK               95.0
SOUTH GALE ST.     CHAUTAUQUA CRK           77.9
DOLLOFF ROAD       CASSADAGA CREEK          87.5
WILEY ROAD         RTE I90                  81.0
FORSYTHE ROAD      RTE I90                  88.0
ROGERVILLE ROAD    RTE I90                  82.0
WALKER ROAD        RTE I90                  81.0
HAWLEY STREET      RTE I90                  89.5
MCKINLEY ROAD      RTE I90                  88.5
PRATT ROAD         RTE I90                  94.0
PRATT ROAD         RTE I90                  94.0
WALKER ROAD        RTE I90                  86.0
WALKER ROAD        RTE I90                  75.0
PECOR STREET       RTE I90                  72.5
MATHEWS ROAD       RTE I90                  87.5
NORTH ROAD         RTE I90                  84.5
CR80 NEW ROAD      RTE I90                  74.6
O'BRIEN ROAD       RTE I90                  86.2
HOPKINS AVENUE     CHADAKOIN RIVER          78.2
NEWELL ROAD        RTE I90                  72.8

 

Structurally deficient bridges in Erie County:

Facility Carried  Features Intersected Sufficiency Rating
SALT ROAD          BEEMAN CREEK             48.3
FOUR ROD ROAD      LIT BUFFALO CREEK        58.8
BAGDAD ROAD        CLEAR CREEK              53.7
GENESEE ROAD       N BR CLEAR CREEK         66.1
MILESTRIP ROAD     RTE I90                  50.9
MILL STREET        BUFF & PITTS R.O.        23.0
BURR ROAD          W BR CAZENOVIA CR        48.0
GOODRICH ROAD      BLACK CREEK              63.2
SWIFT MILLS ROAD   MURDER CREEK             23.9
TOWN LINE ROAD     BRANCH CAYUGA CRK        94.0
KETCHUM RD         N BR CLEAR CREEK         36.8
MILL STREET        CATTARAUGUS CREEK        32.6
SHARP STREET       SPRING BROOK             42.8
ALLEN RD           SPENCER BROOK            23.4
TREVETT ROAD       EIGHTEEN MILE CRK        45.7
STATE STREET       MURDER CREEK             16.5
BROOKLYN STREET    MURDER CREEK             5.0
SOUTH NEWSTEAD RD  RTE I90                  47.0
PONTIAC RD (C.R.   RTE I90                  54.2
NORTHAMPTON ST     RTE 33, KENSINGTON EXPWY 49.1
REIN ROAD          ELLICOTT CREEK           29.9
MAIN STREET        ELLICOTT CREEK           45.1
IROQUOIS AVE       SCAJAQUADA CREEK         57.0
FOREST DRIVE       BRANCH SMOKES CRK        53.6
BRENTWOOD DRIVE    SLATE BOTTOM CRK         61.9
DEWEY AVENUE       CSXT/CN/D&H & NS         32.0
SOUTH PARK LOOP    SOUTH PARK LAKE          38.7
WEST FERRY STREET  BLACK ROCK CANAL         46.7
ERIE ST & PERRY    CSX TRANS/AMTRAK         54.1
FORESTREAM DRIVE   SLATE BOTTOM CRK.        41.9
HEISE ROAD         RANSOM CREEK             61.6
PONTIAC ROAD       BIG SISTER CREEK         48.7
HILLCROFT DR.      EIGHTEEN MILE CRK        38.2
LEYDECKER ROAD     CAZENOVIA CREEK          39.2
NORTH CREEK ROAD   RTE I90                  56.4
PORTER AVENUE      RTE I190, CSX /AMTRAK    61.1

 

Functionally obsolete bridges in Erie County:

Facility Carried  Features Intersected Sufficiency Rating
Angola-Brant Road  RTE I90                  87.2
WEST BLOOD ROAD    BR BUFFALO CREEK         75.9
ANGOLA-BRANT ROAD  DELAWARE CREEK           93.4
N MILLGROVE ROAD   RTE I90                  91.0
STURGEON POINT RD  RTE I90                  71.0
STURGEON POINT RD  RTE I90                  72.0
PORTERVILLE ROAD   RTE 400                  93.8
WEST PHALINGER RD  BLACK CREEK              78.0
VERSAILLES PLANK   TRB BIG SISTER CK        74.1
NEW OREGON ROAD    S B 18 MILE CREEK        95.0
CLARKSBURG ROAD    S BR 18 MILE CRK         47.4
HAMMOND HILL ROAD  CATTARAUGUS CREEK        31.0
HARDPAN RD. CR492  RTE I90                  82.0
GOWANS RD CR.489   RTE I90                  70.4
HIGH STREET        RTE 33, KENSINGTON EXPWY 63.3
DODGE STREET       RTE 33, KENSINGTON EXPWY 76.9
HOSPITAL DRIVE     RTE 33                   75.7
EDISON STREET      RTE 33                   91.8
COUNTY PARK RD     RTE 277                  74.0
EAST PARK DRIVE    RTE 290                  85.1
BIRCHWOOD AVENUE   RTE 400, AURORA EXPRESSW 80.3
COUNTY ROAD 463    RTE 219                  94.9
WARSAW AVENUE      SMOKES CREEK             55.4
JOHNSON STREET     SMOKES CREEK             81.0
MILL ROAD          CAZENOVIA CREEK          52.7
QUEEN STREET       WILLIAM STREET           63.8
FREMONT_STREET     ELLICOTT CREEK           77.8
JEFFREY BOULEVARD  RUSH CREEK               77.6
ST. JAMES STREET   SANILAC STREET           66.0
AHLERS ROAD        DELAWARE CREEK           21.9
Duerr Road         Smokes Creek             79.7
NORTH BLOSSOM RD   BUFFALO CREEK            64.3
WARD DRIVE         BIG GULF CREEK           34.8
HENRY STREET       RTE I90                  90.1
SKINNERSVILLE RD   BIZER CREEK              38.8
GUNVILLE ROAD      RTE I90                  82.7
Weiss Street       RTE I190                 81.9
DUPONT ACCESS RD   RTE I190                 84.9
Bedell Road        RTE I190                 73.9
CITY STREET/CN RY  RTE I190, BLACK ROCK CAN 52.7

 

Structurally deficient bridges in Genesee County:

Facility Carried  Features Intersected Sufficiency Rating
BETHANY CTR ROAD   RTE 20                   55.9
JUDGE ROAD         WHITNEY CREEK            50.4
DARIEN-ALEXANDER   TUNNERY CREEK            65.7
CREEK ROAD         LIT TONAWANDA CRK        50.6
WEST BERGEN RD     RTE I90                  33.9
MEADVILLE ROAD     CANAL FEEDER             45.7
TOWER HILL ROAD    SPRING CREEK             41.2
PRATT ROAD         TONAWANDA CREEK          36.0
COHOCTON ROAD      MURDER CREEK             52.8
COLBY ROAD         MURDER CREEK             60.2
ELLINWOOD ROAD     MURDER CREEK             45.6
HARPER ROAD        MURDER CREEK             65.9
SHARRICK ROAD      MURDER CREEK             51.7
HOPKINS ROAD       BOWEN CREEK              43.1
UPTON ROAD         BOWEN CREEK              33.4
Telephone Road     TRIB TONAWANDA CR        50.6
SILVER ROAD        LITTLE TONAWANDA         66.1
SWEETLAND ROAD     BLACK CREEK              73.4
MC LERNON ROAD     BLACK CREEK              67.9
COVELL ROAD        OATKA CREEK              96.0
COLE ROAD          OATKA CREEK              91.6
COUNTY ROAD 1      TONAWANDA CREEK          72.1

 

Functionally obsolete bridges in Genesee County:

Facility Carried  Features Intersected Sufficiency Rating
NORTH STREET ROAD  OATKA CREEK              65.7
Indian Falls Rd.   RTE I90                  88.1
GUSTIN ROAD        RTE I490                 87.7
BOVEE ROAD         RTE I490                 94.9
STONE CHURCH ROAD  RTE I490                 83.9
HUNDREDMARK ROAD   DRAINAGE DITCH           67.0
COUNTY LINE ROAD   ELLICOTT CREEK           65.5
Telephone Road     TRIB TONAWANDA CR        75.6
SLUSSER ROAD       TONAWANDA CREEK          59.9
KELSEY ROAD        RTE I90                  91.1
SOUTH LYON STREET  TONAWANDA CREEK          43.9

 

Structurally deficient bridges in Niagara County:

Facility Carried  Features Intersected Sufficiency Rating
YOUNGSTOWN ROAD    SIXMILE CREEK            52.7
MILL ROAD          JOHNSON CREEK            32.0
HOSMER ROAD        FISH CREEK               68.9
PORTER CENTER RD   SIXMILE CREEK            48.5
WRUCK ROAD         ERIE CANAL, SOUTH TRAIL, 0.0
NORTH ADAM STREET  ERIE CANAL               24.3
MAINLAND GREEN IS  NIAGARA RIVER            49.0

 

Functionally obsolete bridges in Niagara County:

Facility Carried  Features Intersected Sufficiency Rating
EWINGS ROAD        EIGHTEEN MILE CRK        81.6
SLAYTON SETTMT RD  ERIE CANAL, SOUTH TRAIL, 63.7
CANAL ROAD         ERIE CANAL, SOUTH TRAIL, 65.9
WISTERMAN ROAD     MUD CREEK                62.5
BARTZ ROAD         BR  MUD CREEK            79.9
EXCHANGE STREET    ERIE CANAL               72.6
GOAT ISLND ACCESS  AMERICAN RAPIDS, PARKING 58.0
AMERICAN FALLS BR  GOAT ISLAND DRIVE        58.0

 

Structurally deficient bridges in Orleans County:

Facility Carried  Features Intersected Sufficiency Rating
RTE 279            BEARDSLEY CREEK          65.4
RTE 279            OAK ORCHARD CREEK        65.1
WATRPRT CARLTN RD  BEARDSLEY CREEK          54.1
HULBERTON ROAD     W BR SANDY CREEK         39.1
OAK ORCHARD ROAD   MANNING MUKLND CK        46.7
MON-ORL CO LNE RD  E BR SANDY CREEK         30.7
KNOWLESVILLE ROAD  ERIE CANAL               4.0
MARSHALL ROAD      JOHNSON CREEK            71.9
CULVERT ROAD       FISH CREEK               54.0
PORTAGE ROAD       FISH CREEK               47.7
EAST SCOTT ROAD    FISH CREEK               30.3
BILLS ROAD         MARSH CREEK              38.6
KENT ROAD          MARSH CREEK              58.9
CARTON ROAD        SANDY CREEK              61.1
DUNLAP ROAD        OAK ORCHARD CREEK        41.8
HINDSBURG ROAD     ERIE CANAL               15.9
ALLENS BRIDGE RD   ERIE CANAL               23.5
MARSHALL ROAD      ERIE CANAL               23.9
LATTINS FARM DRVE  COUNTY ROAD 2, ERIE CANA 16.9

 

Functionally obsolete bridges in Orleans County:

Facility Carried  Features Intersected Sufficiency Rating
EGL HBR-WATPRT RD  OTTER CREEK              79.4
EGL HBR-WATERPORT  OTTER CREEK              79.4
RTE 237            BALD EAGLE CREEK         64.5
EAST AVE GULF RD   ERIE CANAL               73.8
TELEGRAPH ROAD     ERIE CANAL               57.7
HULBERTON ROAD     ERIE CANAL               63.0
DENSMORE ROAD      ERIE CANAL               46.6
EAGLE HARBOR ROAD  ERIE CANAL               56.4
KENYONVILLE ROAD   OAK ORCHARD RIVER        83.4
LAKESIDE ROAD      JOHNSON CREEK            74.0
BENNETTS CORS RD   ERIE CANAL               35.2
GROTH ROAD         ERIE CANAL               38.5
TRANSIT ROAD       ERIE CANAL               50.0
KEITEL ROAD        ERIE CANAL               65.9
PRESBYTERIAN ROAD  ERIE CANAL               45.7
BEALS ROAD         ERIE CANAL               48.0
BUTTS ROAD         ERIE CANAL               64.9
HORAN ROAD         ERIE CANAL               73.9
GLENWOOD AVENUE    ERIE CANAL               73.0

 

Structurally deficient bridges in Wyoming County:

Facility Carried  Features Intersected Sufficiency Rating
RTE 78             EAST KOY CREEK           48.5
RTE 98             TONAWANDA CREEK          47.2
COUNTY ROAD 53     KELLY BROOK              50.6
COUNTY ROAD 1      KENNEDY GULF             50.9
EAST ARCADE ROAD   CATTARAUGUS CREEK        67.8
DUNN ROAD          TRIB MONKEY RUN          41.5
SCHOELLKOPF ROAD   CAYUGA CREEK             35.6
SCHAD ROAD         RED BROOK                37.1
SHEEHE RD          BUFFALO CREEK            53.5
PFLAUM ROAD        LITTLE TONAWANDA         61.6
ALBRO ROAD         WISCOY CREEK             68.0
ROYCE ROAD         E FK TONAWANDA CK        57.7
ALLEN STREET       OATKA CREEK              41.8

 

Functionally obsolete bridges in Wyoming County:

Facility Carried  Features Intersected Sufficiency Rating
COTTON HILL ROAD   TONAWANDA CREEK          61.1
BURROUGH ROAD      CAYUGA CREEK             93.0
TELEGRAPH ROAD     TRIB WISCOY CREEK        65.8
County Fair Acces  Wiscoy Creek             32.6
Co. Fair Access R  Wiscoy Creek             73.0

"Data compiled from the Federal Highway Administration’s (FFHWA) National Bridge Inventory. Senator Schumer’s office requested this FHWA listing of all bridges in New York State (both on and off the Federal Aid System); the office then sorted the information manually to summarize the bridge data for each county. The data received from FHWA was dated 'as of June 2014,' and therefore is the most current information on off-system bridges in New York State at the present."

 

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Urban planning experts will meet in Buffalo this week for a four-day conference. The News' Mark Sommer tells Brian Meyer the best and worst of the region will likely spur discussion:

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