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Home > City Departments > Public Works, Parks & Streets > Bridges

Bridges

Operation of Bridges

GOALS:

  • To keep all lift bridges in the City of Buffalo in operational condition and open to vehicular and marine traffic.
  • To ensure all viaducts and overpasses in the City of Buffalo are structurally safe.
  • To monitor ice flows in Cazenovia Creek and the Buffalo River.
  • To keep the Erie Basin Marina and Delaware Park waterways clean and safe. Maintain various pump stations in the City of Buffalo.

DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES:

  • Maintain and operate Electrical / Mechanical Lift Bridges in the City of Buffalo
  • Maintain and repair viaducts and fixed bridges in the City of Buffalo
  • Maintain Erie Basin Marina facilities including docks, landscaping and waterways
  • Maintain Delaware Park Lake pump system
  • Overseeing various bridge construction and rehabilitation projects
  • Maintain and repair guide-rail, traffic barrels and fencing at various locations in the City of Buffalo
  • During the winter months monitor ice conditions in Cazenovia Creek, Buffalo Creek and the Buffalo River
  • During winter months operate L.V.T.'s and the Edward M. Cotter for ice breaking in the Buffalo River, Cazenovia Creek and Buffalo Creek