The bridge was constructed in 3 phases to accommodate for traffic, pedestrians and cyclists alike. Instead of reconstructing the existing safety walks on each side, a wider 12′ shared use path was built on one side while creating a 4-ft shoulder on the other side. H-piling, sheeting and geosynthetic reinforced stabilization system were used during staging. With original abutments being remains of the Erie Canal, it was important to preserve as much as possible. The new abutments are seated within the old and the entire substructure is finished with simulated stone masonry walls. Meanwhile, the superstructure is adorned with aesthetic texas barrier, stainless steel decorative panels, safety fence and light poles while Porter Avenue received a boulevard style renovation incorporating a roundabout.