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Tyler Rush car show Sunday...response from County Exec's office: re: safety Ashford Ave bridge...
Release Date: October 12, 2016


After Tyler Rush, son of Hartsdale Fire Chief Ed Rush passed away in a motorcycle  accident  his friends & LIve Oak Engine #1 organized a  memorial fund to help others The 5th annual Tyler Rush Memorial Scholarship Fund Car Show is coming to town Sunday, October 16th (rain date: October 23rd).  Registration begins at 8 AM. Trophies at around 2 PM. $20 per car. Spectators free. Over 60 trophies were given out last year.  LOCATION: 660 White Plains Road, Tarrytown.
 Among donations:  The fund has also helped to purchase an automated external defibrillator (AED) for East Rumbrook Park in Greenburgh. An AED can restore the heart’s normal rhythm while waiting for medical assistance to arrive. the fund also has provided scholarships to worthy students.
A car and truck show will be held this Sunday from 8-3 PM. Live music, spectators can attend for free. Great food. For more information contact 760 4315.
  I have been receiving some calls and e mails from constituents about the safety of the Ashford Ave bridge, under construction. Some residents wonder if the bridge can accommodate all the trucks, cars and bus loads since one lane has been demolished - during the bridge construction. I reached out to the County Executive's office and received this reassuring news...
FROM THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE'S OFFICE ."have been advised that the Ashford Avenue Bridge is indeed safe in its current configuration and can accommodate car, truck and bus loads along its one ten-foot-wide lane in each direction.  If the bridge was not safe, it would be closed.  The bridge construction crew members and contractor are on or under the structure daily and if there were any problems, they would be found and  rectified.  In addition, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) conducted its biennial bridge inspection of this structure during the week of September 26.  While it normally takes several months for inspection results to be reviewed and distributed, any existing issues would have been reported to the county immediately through the issuance of either a  bridge flag (safety, yellow, or red) or what is known as a PIA meaning prompt immediate action is required.  Not hearing anything immediately after the inspection is a very positive occurrence.  Finally, I have been informed that there is no need or structural requirement to operate the bridge as a signal lane with alternating traffic controlled by flaggers."
Paul Feiner

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