Ashford Avenue Bridge Repairs Will Cause Lane Closures Friday

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The Ashford Avenue Bridge will undergo repairs after a car crashed through a guard rail Wednesday, July 30.
The Ashford Avenue Bridge will undergo repairs after a car crashed through a guard rail Wednesday, July 30. Photo Credit: Danny LoPriore

ARDSLEY, N.Y. -- The Ashford Avenue Bridge will experience lane closures Friday, Aug. 1 between noon and 3 p.m. as emergency repairs are done by the Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation following Wednesday's fatal accident that caused damage to the bridge.

The Village of Ardsley relayed a notice to the community issued by Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino's office late Thursday afternoon saying there would be alternating single lane closures on the east-west bridge that connects Dobbs Ferry to Ardsley at Route 9A along Ashford Avenue.

Motorists should expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes during the work period.

A guard rail and some of the deck of the bridge were damaged when a 21-year-old driver in a 2010 Camaro exited the Saw Mill River Parkway on the Ashford Avenue Exit 17 ramp, crossed the bridge's two lanes and crashed through the rail hitting a tree and landing 40-feet below the road. The driver died at the scene and the bridge was closed to traffic for most of Wednesday morning.

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