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New Price Tag for City Bridge Project

A local bridge project has hit some detours of its own. Both the Mayor and Binghamton's City Engineer Gary Holmes believe it will likely cost an extra $200 thousand to fix up.

That project is the Exchange Street Bridge in downtown Binghamton.

More problems were discovered with the bridge, which is decades old, since the project started in April.

Officials say this is not unusual. It takes the project to start before workers are truly able to gauge its real problems. Officials say the work is important.

Gary Holmes, City Engineer: "What we're trying to do here is upgrade and maintain a critical part of the infrastructure in Binghamton. It's really to extend the life of the building in Binghamton."

The exchange street bridge project is anticipated to be completed in mid-September.