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New York Lists 51 Bridges that Need Renovations

by Associated Press
NY Bridge.

Wally Gobetz, Flickr

New York officials have identified 51 bridges statewide most at risk from repeated flooding, saying they need upgrades and retrofits that will cost more than $257 million.

   The bridges have been scoured and lost foundation materials like sand and rocks from around and beneath abutments, piers, foundations and embankments.

   The 51 range from the greater Albany area and Hudson and Mohawk valleys to Long Island, the North Country, Finger Lakes, western New York and the Southern Tier.

Sandy Volunteer: Monique Pilie

by Veronica Volk

Monique Pilie, courtesy of All Hands Volunteers

It’s been a year since Sandy swept the coast and left devastation in her wake, and a year since people flocked from all over the country to help those affected. Not all of those volunteers have left, and at least one has no intention of packing it in anytime soon.

LIPA Faces Lawsuit in the Wake of Sandy

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LIPA worker works on power lines

LIPAnews, Flickr

While the Long Island Power Authority says most Long Islanders who can have their power restored will have it restored soon, that hasn't stopped a class action lawsuit from being filed against the utility.

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