$44M Westchester Ave. Bridge facelift underway

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Oversized vehicles slam into the Westchester Avenue Bridge more than almost every other bridge in the city, so officials are lifting it out of harm's way.

The 75-year-old span is one of the three most-struck by vehicles driving underneath it in New York, officials say. So the city has begun work to lift it to a new clearance of 12 feet, 8 inches.

Work on the $44 million facelift has already started, but the Department of Transportation says it won't wrap up until 2021.

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