Historical Fulton, N.Y.: The Broadway bridge

As work continues on the newest upgrade to the Broadway bridge in Fulton, here is a photo of it being built. There was no date on this photo, but it seems to be 1915, when the city redid the original iron bridge structure and made a concrete fix to the bridge deck. According to the Friends of History, there were four bridges before the Broadway bridge — two early ones were wooden and both washed away. After the Civil War, an iron bridge was put in to improve the strength of the bridge. But it was built with a rise on the deck going from east to west. It was such a steep rise that when the bridge was icy in the winter, men had to get out of the trolley cars when they used the bridge and push the trollies up the hill over the bridge. The 1915 work realigned the deck so it was flat. That fix on the bridge cost $200,000 and a Lester Paddoch loaned the city $8,000 to finish the job. The bridge was revamped again in 1966 at the cost of $2 million. This current work at the bridge costs $12.2 million. Photo courtesy of fultonhistory.com
As work continues on the newest upgrade to the Broadway bridge in Fulton, here is a photo of it being built. There was no date on this photo, but it seems to be 1915, when the city redid the original iron bridge structure and made a concrete fix to the bridge deck. According to the Friends of History, there were four bridges before the Broadway bridge — two early ones were wooden and both washed away. After the Civil War, an iron bridge was put in to improve the strength of the bridge. But it was built with a rise on the deck going from east to west. It was such a steep rise that when the bridge was icy in the winter, men had to get out of the trolley cars when they used the bridge and push the trollies up the hill over the bridge. The 1915 work realigned the deck so it was flat. That fix on the bridge cost $200,000 and a Lester Paddoch loaned the city $8,000 to finish the job. The bridge was revamped again in 1966 at the cost of $2 million. This current work at the bridge costs $12.2 million.
Photo courtesy of fultonhistory.com

Lunch outing to Fulton

Lunchtime. Residents at Morningstar Residential Care Center recently enjoyed an outing to Mr. Mike’s in Fulton for a leisurely lunch as they enjoyed the waterfront view of Lake Neatahwanta. The outing was one of the many that Morningstar offers to its residents, including a picnic lunch July 16 at Wright’s Landing in Oswego. Located at 17 Sunrise Drive in Oswego, Morningstar Residential Care Center is a family-owned and operated, 120-bed long-term and sub-acute skilled nursing facility with full rehabilitation services. For more information you may contact them at 342-4790 or visit them online at morningstarcares.com. Seated from left are Beatrice Denny, Donna Franczak, and Linda Corelli. Standing from left are: Director of Activities for Morningstar Kelsey Rose, Activities Aides Heidi Baldwin and Doreen Shortt.
Lunchtime. Residents at Morningstar Residential Care Center recently enjoyed an outing to Mr. Mike’s in Fulton for a leisurely lunch as they enjoyed the waterfront view of Lake Neatahwanta. The outing was one of the many that Morningstar offers to its residents, including a picnic lunch July 16 at Wright’s Landing in Oswego. Located at 17 Sunrise Drive in Oswego, Morningstar Residential Care Center is a family-owned and operated, 120-bed long-term and sub-acute skilled nursing facility with full rehabilitation services. For more information you may contact them at 342-4790 or visit them online at morningstarcares.com. Seated from left are Beatrice Denny, Donna Franczak, and Linda Corelli. Standing from left are: Director of Activities for Morningstar Kelsey Rose, Activities Aides Heidi Baldwin and Doreen Shortt.

Music fun at the Hannibal Senior Dining Center

Bob Simmons recently entertained on his accordian at the Hannibal Senior Dining and Activities Center.  The center is a program of Oswego County Opportunities and is partially supported by the Oswego County Office for the Aging, the New York State Office for the Aging, and the United Way of Greater Oswego. The center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call Center Manager Rosemary Kellogg at 564-5471 for information or luncheon reservations.
Bob Simmons recently entertained on his accordian at the Hannibal Senior Dining and Activities Center. The center is a program of Oswego County Opportunities and is partially supported by the Oswego County Office for the Aging, the New York State Office for the Aging, and the United Way of Greater Oswego. The center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call Center Manager Rosemary Kellogg at 564-5471 for information or luncheon reservations.

Look for August opening of revamped Broadway bridge

Work continues on the rehabilitation of the Broadway bridge in downtown Fulton.

Gene Cilentro of the state Department of Transportation said the northside deck has been poured and continues to cure. The decorative railing was poured Thursday and Friday and then it must cure over the course of a few weeks.

“The project is 85 percent to 90 percent done,” Cilento said.

He said the sidewalks will be the last parts of the project to be done. The sidewalk on the north side will be done first and then lamp posts will be installed.

Cilento said one that sets, the full four lanes will open and then the sidewalk on the south side will go, probably in mid- to late August.

The new sidewalk has a cure time as well.

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