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Batchellerville Bridge opens full year ahead of schedule

Batchellerville Bridge construction crews work on the new Great Sacandaga Lake span earlier this month. The old bridge is seen in the foreground.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Batchellerville Bridge construction crews work on the new Great Sacandaga Lake span earlier this month. The old bridge is seen in the foreground.
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The long-awaited opening of the Batchellerville Bridge to traffic took place Thursday afternoon. The state Department of Transportation decided to go ahead with opening the bridge, which has been finished for several days, after plans for a ceremonial opening early next week fell through. The three-year, $46.7 million project replaced a deteriorated bridge with a new 3,000-foot span across the middle of Great Sacandaga Lake. The new bridge was originally scheduled to be opened to ...

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