The state Department of Transportation plans to fix the Route 37 bridge over Route 812 in the town of Oswegatchie have been put on hold.
The postponement is due to funding priorities and the necessity to stretch program dollars as far as possible, DOT spokesman Michael R. Flick said Friday.
Construction costs are estimated at $975,000. The project was aimed at giving the span 20 more years of life by replacing the bridge deck and conducting minor structural repairs.
There is no definite date for when the project will resume. Mr. Flick said, adding that the bridge will be inspected periodically to ensure that it is safe.
All state bridges must be inspected at least every two years, DOT regulations state.