This week JP Hogan contractors will be at the bridge using a wire saw to cut each weighty cement counterweight into 6 pieces. Each of the pieces will be drilled and fitted with an eyelet so that it can be picked up by a crane and lifted out of the pit. The pieces will be hauled to Rochester where they will be crushed and recycled as crushed stone. The counterweights are the originals from 1914.
Erie Painting will also be arriving this week to set up an enclosure over the trusses on North Main so that they can be safely sandblasted to remove lead paint.