A nearly $2 million Binghamton bridge rehabilitation project is taking longer than expected.

City officials had hoped the construction work on the Clinton Street bridge would be completed in October.

Most of the restoration job on the 415-foot-long span over the Chenango River has been finished. In recent days, workers have installed lighting on the north side of the bridge.

Lane restrictions remain in place on the span that connects the downtown business district with the First Ward.

Work on the project began in early June. Officials have said about 20,000 vehicles use the bridge every day.

Two-way traffic over the bridge has been maintained during most of the construction, although the span was closed to vehicles for several days in late August.

The renovation work is being done by R. DeVincentis Construction of Binghamton.

The bridge was built in 1936.

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