Verona, NY (WIBX) - The Stoney Creek Road Bridge across the Barge Canal in the Town of Verona will be closed indefinitely this Friday.

The New York State Department of Transportation decided to close the bridge based on a recent inspection that found serious deterioration in the structural steel bridge floor system. And, although the bridge will remain closed indefinitely, it could reopen if funding becomes available.

Approximately 500 vehicles a day cross the bride.

Drivers should find an alternate route.