Hospital Road bridge in Patchogue to get $26 million facelift

An aging Patchogue bridge will be getting a facelift, after the state Department of Transportation called it "functionally obsolete." The Hospital Road bridge, which straddles

The Hospital Road bridge, which straddles the Sunrise Highway, is 60 years old.

The Hospital Road bridge, which straddles the Sunrise Highway, is 60 years old. (8/5/16)

PATCHOGUE - An aging Patchogue bridge will be getting a facelift, after the state Department of Transportation called it "functionally obsolete."

The Hospital Road bridge, which straddles Sunrise Highway, is 60 years old. Officials announced Friday that they obtained $26 million to make the bridge wider and safer for drivers.

Chief Miglino, of the South Country Ambulance squad, says the bridge is a lifeline to Brookhaven Hospital, which is a level two trauma center. Miglino and other emergency workers agree the bridge should have been replaced years ago. He says the bridge is extremely dangerous.

Rep Lee Zeldin (R – Shirley) says work on the bridge will begin in 2017 and may take more than a year.

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