“Both defendant Blair and defendant Kuntzman are jointly and severally liable for the damages proximately caused by defendant Blair” the lawsuit stated.
A status conference, updating the judge on the case’s progress, occurred this past week. Both sides plan to meet in July and could see each other in trial come October.
Officials reiterated the bridge is completely safe for anyone to drive on. About 150 vehicles per day traverse the bridge.
The Erie County “engineer’s office conducted inspections on the bridge, and the most recent occurred on Dec. 30, 2013,” said Jason Hinners, an Erie County assistant prosecutor handling this case. “Based on the inspections, the engineer’s office determined that there is no immediate concern for the safety of the traveling public over the bridge. The engineer’s office will continue inspections of the bridge on their regular schedule”