Age of Construction, Albany County Bridges

The peak year for bridge construction in Albany County was 1971, with 21 NYSDOT bridges constructed that year as part of the construction of the Interstate system, mostly the bridges that connected up the South Mall Arterial and Dunn Memorial Bridge. The entire period between 1967 and 1973 was particularly good for bridge builders, but it also means that most the bridges in the county have reached 50 years of age and are all starting to need mid-life overhauls at about the same time. Compared to the state's bridges mostly constructed in the mid 60s and early 70s, the County's bridges are much more spread out over time, and are generally much older then the state bridges. Five of county highway bridges were first put in service prior to 1900.

Data Source: New York State Highway Bridge Database. https://www.dot.ny.gov/main/bridgedata

Good morning! I’m up and sort of going on this Friday morning. Next Friday is Good Friday. Easter is just around the corner. Cloudy, damp and forty five degrees in Delmar, NY. There is a south breeze at 10 mph. The skies will clear tomorrow around 7 am.

Today will rain, mainly after noon. Looking at a high of 47 degrees at 1pm. Eight degrees below normal. South wind around 11 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. A year ago, we had rain and a high of 62 degrees. The record high of 87 was set in 2010. 3.2 inches of snow fell back in 1896.