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Bayville Bridge to undergo maintenance, repair work

Routine maintenance and repair work is scheduled to begin Jan. 11 on the Bayville Bridge.

The work is scheduled to take place Monday through Friday until Feb. 5, primarily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bayville Mayor Paul Rupp and village trustees said in a recent letter to residents. The one exception will be when work occurs from 11 p.m. Feb. 4 through 6 a.m. Feb. 5.

The bridge will stay open during the daytime work, and construction will not have an effect on traffic then, Nassau County public works spokeswoman Mary Studdert said in an email. But the bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic during the nighttime construction. Access to Bayville will be via Bayville Road and Bayville Avenue, Studdert said.

In April 2014, problems with one of the brake-lock motors that hold the deck of the drawbridge open to let boats pass underneath led the county to keep the bridge down for much of the month. The work over the next month will have little effect on openings for boat traffic, Studdert said.

The new work — which will be done by Bohemia-based Hinck Electrical Contractor Inc. — includes installing new operating equipment and performing upgrades, Rupp said in his letter.

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