MILFORD, PA – A new 500-ton salt-storage barn was put into service this week at the Milford-Montague (Route 206) Toll Bridge and promises to significantly enhance storm-response capabilities at that location, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.

The new facility replaces a 35-year-old cinder-block structure that was determined to be structurally unsound, operationally inefficient and poorly lit.  The old facility could only store 125 tons of salt, a limitation that proved challenging during successive periods of snow or ice.

Construction of the replacement salt–storage building reached substantial completion this past week.  Final project completion is expected to be achieved in the spring after landscaping and several other minor project tasks are finished.

The new facility, which mimics the look of a rural red barn, provides better ingress and egress for trucks, bucket loaders and other heavy equipment.  The building also offers improved lighting in and around the structure.  It also has a covered apron outside where trucks, equipment and supplies can be stored.

The replacement salt barn was constructed by Bracy Construction Inc. of Allentown, PA. under a contract awarded in September.

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