The Canandaigua Road bridge over the Erie Canal was removed Wednesday as part of a $4.3 million state Department of Transportation project. The bridge, which was built in 1912, has not been in use since 2010 because of significant steel deterioration.

MACEDON — The Canandaigua Road bridge over the Erie Canal was removed Wednesday as part of a $4.3 million state Department of Transportation project. The bridge, which was built in 1912, has not been in use since 2010 because of significant steel deterioration.

The bridge, which is located just west of the village of Macedon, is a busy one, when in use. State officials said 5,557 vehicles traveled the roadway in 2009.

The new bridge will be a conventional two-lane steel structure with a sidewalk. The project includes widening highway approaches to the bridge and improving the Canalway Trail underneath the bridge.

The new bridge will be a three-span structure, approximately 269 feet long. The bridge and the new highway approaches will have two 11-foot-wide travel lanes with four-foot wide shoulders. A five-foot-wide concrete sidewalk will be built on the west side.

State officials said the bridge will be carefully dismantled and salvageable pieces will be stored and reused at other locations in an effort to preserve the bridge’s historic components.