Prospect Hill Road Bridge Named in Memory of Putnam County Workers

Posted: October 8, 2020 in Community, Infrastructure, Transportation, Workers

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce his bill to name the Prospect Hill Road Bridge to “The Putnam County Workers Memorial Bridge” (A07888) was signed into law by Gov. Cuomo. The bridge, recently rebuilt and opened by the MTA, is located in the town of Southeast and crosses over the Harlem line tracts and parts of the MTA Metro-North Railroad’s Brewster Yard. LIUNA Local 60’s training facility, where local laborers train in safety and other best practices, is also adjacent to the bridge.

“The hard-working men and women of Putnam County are part of what makes this community so great,’’ said Byrne. “It is important we continue to recognize and honor the work they have done, and the sacrifices many of them have made. Many of these workers face dangerous conditions while on the job and some never make it home to their families and loved ones. Their sacrifice has not gone unnoticed. I thank Gov. Cuomo for recognizing the meaningfulness of this dedication and for signing our bill into law.”

“The Westchester Putnam Central Labor Body once again is proud of our assemblyman, Kevin Byrne, on naming the new Prospect Hill Bridge ‘The Putnam County Workers Memorial Bridge,’” said Thomas Carey, president of the Westchester Putnam Central Labor Body AFL-CIO. “We must always remember the value of the men and women in labor who have been injured or killed on the job, and with continued safety measures, we can all work to ensure safety is paramount to everyone who toils in labor. Assemblyman Kevin Byrne continues to be a proven leader for labor, and this legislation that he put forward is just another testament of his dedication for the working class. Thank you, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne for your continued leadership.”

The newly named Putnam County Workers Memorial Bridge was built by men and women in labor and is appropriately located near a workers’ training facility, and remains highly visible for residents in the town of Southeast and village of Brewster who use it to access the Metro North Southeast station. It serves to pay tribute to the hard-working men and women from Putnam County, including those who sadly never made it home because they died while working on the job.