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Chili Ave. bridge expected to be closed for weeks
Gates, N.Y. -- The New York State Department of Transportation announced an unplanned bridge closure Tuesday evening.
The Chili Avenue bridge (Route 33A) over the Erie Canal along the border of Gates and the City of Rochester has been closed to traffic until further notice.
A spokesperson for the NYSDOT said the closure came after steel deterioration was discovered during a painting project earlier in the day.
The department was devising a plan and will determine how much weight the bridge can safely hold, and will identify short-term repairs to reopen the bridge as quickly as possible.
A temporary detour will be posted directing eastbound drivers to Brooks Avenue and westbound motorists to Genesee Park Boulevard.