Workers are slowly but surely taking down another half-century-old Binghamton highway bridge as part of the Prospect Mountain project.

With the sidewalk closed, pedestrians are assisted through the work zone on Broad Avenue. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

This week, crews are removing the existing Interstate 81/Route 17 East bridge over Broad Avenue.

Workers from L.M. Sessler Excavating and Wrecking of Waterloo are using heavy equipment to take down the overpass.

Motorists and pedestrians are able to use Broad Avenue while the work is underway. There are alternating lane closures in the area. Flaggers are at the site to direct drivers and pedestrians through the work zone.

Highway traffic also is being maintained as the old bridge is being removed. Westbound vehicles are using a temporary bridge at the same time workers are taking down the outdated structure just a few feet away.

New York State Department of Transportation officials warn motorists to be alert for slow-moving traffic and sudden stops in work zones.

A worker removes parts of the old Interstate 81/Route 17 bridge. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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