Irondequoit Bay Outlet Bridge to open to traffic on Wednesday

Bridge opened annually in accordance with U.S. Coast Guard permits

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - The Irondequoit Bay Outlet Bridge (IBOB) will open to vehicular traffic on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The structure will remain in place through Friday, March 30, 2018. 

The IBOB is located on the north end of Irondequoit Bay, connecting Culver Road in the town of Irondequoit to Lake Road in the town of Webster.

The seasonal swing bridge is designed to span the outlet for vehicular traffic during the winter months.

Placement is expected to begin at 7 a.m. on Wednesday. The process of swinging the bridge into place takes nearly 30 minutes, depending on weather conditions. However, there is a two-hour preparation work period up to and after the actual swinging of the bridge. First, the bearings will have to be lifted up and removed before it can swing freely. Then the bridge will be set back on its bearings and secured in place, before it can be safely used by cars.   

The bridge-use schedule is set in accordance with permits issued by the U.S. Coast Guard.

lick here for additional information about the IBOB, its history, and operation.


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