New Willis Ave. bridge travel causing traffic delays
The new Willis Avenue Bridge has made its way down the Hudson River safely, but commuters are annoyed at the traffic delays caused by getting the bridge to its home.
The current bridge is more than 100 years old and had high maintenance costs. The new 350-foot bridge cost $612 million, but comes with wider roads, smoother surfaces and a pedestrian lane.
Drivers say construction crews along the bridge are causing traffic jams. Many of the current lanes have been rerouted.
The Department of Transportation says construction is expected to finish in 2012.