The 57-year-old bridge that carried Route 219 over Cattaraugus Creek will be replaced with federal funds.
The bridge, which links the towns of Concord in Erie County and Ashford in Cattaraugus County, was temporarily closed to all traffic last year because of structural concerns. Emergency repairs were made by the state Department of Transportation, and the bridge is open, although posted for a maximum weight limit of 15 tons.
A new section of divided expressway and a new bridge carry Route 219 over Cattaraugus Creek to the east of the old bridge, which now is known as South Cascade Drive and Miller Road.
The project is in the preliminary design stage, and construction is expected to start in 2015.