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State Street Bridge Project
State Street (NYS Route 38) serves as a critical link between downtown Auburn and the northern section of the city, serving dozens of businesses and local residences as well as the rural communities immediately north of the City. The bridge provides access for commerce, employment and emergency services for more than 6,400 vehicles per day. Many pedestrians and bicyclists also rely on this bridge. Critical water, electric, gas, telephone and cable lines also cross the river on this bridge.
The project begins at the intersection of State Street and the US 20/NY 5 Westbound Arterial and ends approximately 150 feet north of bridge between West Garden Street at Wall Street. The project limits include 200 feet of road rehabilitation on West Garden Street and the construction of a pocket park in the northeast quadrant of the bridge.
The project proposes to replace the existing 73-foot long bridge with a new 80-foot long bridge to provide an additional 75+ years of service life to the City of Auburn. New reinforced concrete abutments will be constructed to support the new bridge. The driveways, sidewalks and approach roadways will be reconstructed to meet the new superstructure.  Download the project description PDF presented July 24, 2018.

State Street Bridge Public Comment period is open through August 10, 2018.
Email public comments to William Lupien, City Engineer.

A live rending of the project with various viewing locations can be seen here  This can be accessed from a computer or smartphone/tablet. 

For Immediate Release, July 12, 2018


NYSDOT PIN 3756.37

The City of Auburn is developing a project to replace the State Street Bridge over the Owasco River. This is the bridge located between Curley’s restaurant and the Auburn Correctional Facility.  This project is being funded through a $4.75 million grant from the Bridge New York program administered through the New York State Department of Transportation.

You are invited to participate, review preliminary plans and offer comments on the proposed project at:

July 24, 2018
4:00 to 6:00 pm
Memorial City Hall
Council Chambers
24 South Street
Auburn, NY 13021

The meeting room is handicapped accessible. Please contact William H. Lupien, Jr, P.E., Superintendent of Engineering Services at 315-255-4129 for additional information or if a sign language interpreter, assistive listening device system or other accommodation will be required to facilitate your participation. For more information about the project and the
City of Auburn’s Title VI Policy Statement, visit the City of Auburn Website at

For the most up to date schedule visit the project webpage at

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