IBM-Endicott Walkway Over McKinley Ave Removal

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WBNF News Radio: The long-awaited project to take down an unused pedestrian bridge at the former IBM Endicott manufacturing site is underway.

Crews from L.M. Sessler Excavating & Wrecking of Seneca County on Monday morning began working to remove the walkway over McKinley Avenue near North Street.

The bridge was used for decades by thousands of IBM employees to easily move between company buildings without the need to venture outside. The walkway has been out of service for several years after operations ceased in the Huron Campus buildings east of McKinley Avenue.

McKinley Avenue between North Street and Watson Boulevard will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic for the duration of the removal project.

It’s possible the project could be wrapped up ahead of schedule depending on weather and other factors.
An engineering firm has been retained to prepare a study on the demolition of unused buildings east of McKinley Avenue.

Issues involving electricity and communications lines must be addressed before those structures are removed. Steam and chilled water lines also will be affected by that massive demolition project.

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