AMHERST, NY - There are concerns about a potentially dangerous bridge in Amherst. It's part of the Audubon Parkway near UB's North Campus.
The town wants to fix it, but the project so far isn't getting the support it needs.
Amherst officials are concerned about the long-term health of the bridge, which is part of the John James Audubon Parkway, that travels over Ellicott Creek.
An estimated 6,000 vehicles use it every day and the town highway department says it fixed a 175 foot crack in it last spring. Back in July, the state Department of Transportation hit the southbound side of this bridge with a yellow flag.
This means there's a "potentially hazardous structural condition which, if left unattended could become a clear and present danger [in the future]"
Specifically, experts say concrete beams and bridge joints are deteriorating there.