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Pedestrian bridge envisioned as park over Mohawk

$16.5M project expected to start this year

An artist's rendering of Amsterdam's Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook shows flowering trees, benches and features detailing city history.
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An artist's rendering of Amsterdam's Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook shows flowering trees, benches and features detailing city history.
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Icons dedicated to Native Americans and settlers, industry and the Erie Canal are among dozens of artistic features planned for Amsterdam’s new pedestrian bridge. Images of artwork that will adorn the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook are now emerging and the city’s historian, Robert von Hasseln, is planning public presentations. The two-year, $16.5 million construction project expected to begin this year will culminate with a public park spanning the Mohawk River, replete with flowering trees, a ...

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cheeseburger
April 21, 2013
9:13 p.m.

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what a waste of my hard earned taxes. tonko only wanted it for votes before he went big time. time for term limits for all.

davidsen105
April 25, 2013
9:28 a.m.

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We are getting even slower air traffic in the name of saving money, but we can waste $16M on this pile of pork? Who pays to maintain this thing? The initial cost is the tip of the iceberg, it will need to be cleaned, repaired, policed, and eventually torn down to keep it from falling into the water. Like any area with low pedestrian traffic and far from prying eyes it is likely to attract criminal activity.

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