Westchester County

Crane Road Bridge Project

The Bronx River Parkway (BRP) is a major north-south transportation artery in southern Westchester County. The BRP is on the National Highway System and the northernmost portions, including the project area, are on the National Register of Historic Places. Approximately midway on this route in Westchester are two interconnected bridges that cross the Bronx River and the MTA Metro-North Railroad. Located immediately south of Exit 12 (Crane Road) in Scarsdale, and straddling the Greenburgh/Scarsdale municipal border, the two connected bridges are referred to as a single structure known as the Crane Road Bridge (or Viaduct). A bridge replacement project is currently underway.

To see the progress we've made in replacing the bridge, browse our photo gallery

History
Built in 1924, the Crane Road Bridge was designed by one of New York’s premier architectural firms, Delano & Aldrich, who designed many historic structures, including the Marine Air Terminal at LaGuardia Airport and Kykuit, the Rockefeller family estate in Sleepy Hollow, NY. The bridge’s circular concrete piers, covered with rustic stone, are reminiscent of a clutch of mushrooms supporting a bridge deck curving gently around Scarsdale Lake, over the Bronx River and the adjacent Metro-North railroad, and through the Bronx River Parkway Reservation. The connected bridges have deteriorated and require rehabilitation or replacement.

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Project updates and latest information
We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the Crane Road Bridge construction.

Read the latest updates about road closures.

The project commenced construction in June 2012 and is expected to be completed in Summer 2015. Construction activities currently taking place or beginning soon include:

  • Installation of Steel Bracket Arms for Piers 1, 2 & 3
  • Installation of Concrete encasement for Piers 4, 5 & 6
  • Restriction to one lane of traffic in each direction
  • Closure of Northbound Exit 12
  • Closure of Southbound Exit 12 (April 26 to July 26)

Construction activities substantially completed:

  • Installation of Steel Cores for Piers 1 to 6
  • Installation of Steel Bracket Arms for Piers 4, 5 & 6
  • Installation of pre-stressed floor beams over the Metro-North Railroad (phase 1)
  • Construction of Footings for Piers 1 to 6
  • Construction of the South Abutment
  • Construction of the West Abutment
  • Installation of drilled "H" Piles for the West Abutment
  • Installation of Micro-Piles for the South Abutment
  • Construction of the North Abutment
  • Construction of the Middle Abutment
  • Relining of the 54” trunk sewer (beneath the Bronx River)
  • Joint repairs to the 48" watermain (under Pipeline Road and the BRP)
Press releases and other updates
07/23/2014 Press Release (BRP NB Midday Closure)
07/09/2014 Press Release (BRP NB Midday Closure)
06/18/2014 Press Release (BRP NB Midday Closure)
06/09/2014 Press Release Continued (BRP NB Midday Closures)
06/04/2014 Press Release Extended (BRP NB Midday Closures)
06/02/2014 Press Release (BRP NB Midday Closures)
04/25/2014 Press Release (BRP NB and SB Weekend Closures) Revised
04/18/2014 Press Release (BRP NB Midday, Weekend, and SB BRP Exit 12 Closures)
04/14/2014 Press Release (BRP NB Midday Closures)
04/07/2014 Press Release (BRP NB Midday Closures)
04/01/2014 Press Release (BRP NB Midday Closures)
10/16/2013 Press Release (BRP Night Closures)
10/11/2013 Press Release (BRP NB Mid Day Closures)
10/04/2013 Press Release (BRP NB Mid Day Closures)
09/30/2013 Press Release (BRP NB Mid Day Closures) Revised
09/27/2013 Press Release (BRP NB Mid Day Closures)
09/25/2013 Press Release (BRP Night and Midday Closures)
08/16/2013 Press Release (BRP NB Midday Closures)
08/09/2013 Press Release (BRP Night and Midday Closures)
07/25/2013 Press Release (BRP NB Mid Day Closures)
07/19/2013 Press Release (Continue BRP NB Weekday Mid Day Closure)
07/11/2013 Press Release (BRP Weekend Night Closures)
07/08/2013 Press Release (BRP Weekday Night Closures)
06/20/2013 Press Release (BRP NB Weekday Mid Day Closures)
06/03/2013 Press Release (POSTPONED - BRP Weekday Night Closures)
05/31/2013 Press Release (BRP Weekday Night Closures)
05/17/2013 Press Release (BRP NB Mid Day Closure)
05/06/2013 Press Release (BRP NB Mid Day Tomorrow Closure)
05/01/2013 Press Release (BRP Major Weekend Closures)
05/01/2013 Project Update (BRP Lane Closures)
04/25/2013 Press Release (BRP Major Weekend Closures)
04/24/2013 Project Update (BRP Lane Closures)
04/19/2013 Press Release (BRP Lane Closures)
03/06/2013 Press Release (BRP Exit 12 Ramp Closures)
02/11/2013 Press Release (BRP Exit 12 Ramp Closures)
09/1702012 Project Update Presentation
07/27/2012 Press Release (BRP Lane Closures)
07/19/2012 Press Release (Pipeline Road Closure)
06/06/2012 Press Release (Project Underway)
05/01/2012 Crane Road Project Update - May 1, 2012
 
Replacement Contract 06-552 (PIN 8110.13)
11/22/2011 Pre-Bid Conference Held on Tuesday
 
Project Publications
  Crane Road Perferred Alternative
Eminent Domain Procedure Law Public Hearing 

In accordance with, Article 2 of the New York Eminent Domain Procedure Law ("EDPL"), a public hearing was held on December 6, 2010, for the proposed public project (PIN 8110.13) to reconstruct the Bronx River Parkway at Crane Road within the Village of Scarsdale, Westchester County, New York.  Below are the Exhibits from this public hearing, any comments received and the County's responses.

Exhibits:
  Public Hearing Transcript
  Exhibit 1 - Notice of Public Hearing
  Exhibit 2 - Affidavit of Publication - Public Hearing in the Newspaper
  Exhibit 3 - Letter of Notice to Owners of Record, Certified Mailing and Return Receipt Documents and Affidavit of Mailing
Exhibit 4 - Project Design Report and Appendices (Links below)
  Exhibit 5 - PowerPoint Presentation from the Public Hearing
  Exhibit 6 - Right-of-Way Acquisition Maps
  Exhibit 7 - Summary of Right-of-Way Acquisition Map
  Exhibit 8 - Public Written Comments and County Written Responses
  Exhibit 9 - Eminent Domain Procedure Law, Legislation & Findings
 
Construction Management Plan
Construction Management Plan
 
Replacement of the Crane Road Bridge over the Bronx River Project Design Report and Appendices
 Final Design Report (1 of 2) - 2/9/10 
 Final Design Report (2 of 2) - 2/9/10 
 Appendices A (SEQR) & B (NEPA Assessment Checklist) - 2/9/10
 Appendices C(Design Speed Study) & D(Accident Study) - 2/9/10
 Appendices E(Tree Survey) & F(MHTCC TIP Application) - 2/9/10
 Appendices G (Correspondence) - 2/9/10
 Appendices H (Public Information Meeting Minutes) - 2/9/10
 Appendices I (Existing Topographic Survey) - 2/9/10
 Appendices J (Existing Project Photgraph Log) - 2/9/10
 Appendices K (Existing Bridge Condition Photographs) - 2/9/10
 Appendices L (Programmatic Seciton 4(f) Evaluations) - 2/9/10
 Appendices M1 (Non-Standard Feature Justification) - 2/9/10
 Appendices M2 (Non-Standard Feature Justification) - 2/9/10
 Appendices N (Value Eng. Report & Disposition Forms) - 2/9/10
 Appendices O (Hazardous Waste Screening Form) - 2/9/10
 Appendices P (Right-of-Way Estimate) - 2/9/10
 Appendices Q (Memorandum of Agreement) - 2/9/10
 Appendices R (Floodplain Evaluation) - 2/9/10
Public Meetings
 04/30/12 Scarsdale Neighborhood Assoc. Presidents Presentation  
 06/08/11 Scarsdale Board Presentation
The Crane Road Bridge 4/22/09 Public Meeting Presentation
 The Crane Road Bridge 4/30/08 Public Meeting Presentation
The Crane Road Bridge 1/29/08 Public Meeting Presentation
The Crane Road Bridge 10/23/07 Public Meeting Presentation
 The Crane Road Bridge Public Meeting and Project Briefing Flyer