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Historic Schuylerville bridge reopens

Span to be key link in planned canal bikeway

The Dix Bridge across the Hudson River in Schuylerville reopened Friday for the first time since 1996. The 118-year-old, one-lane bridge was reopened for bicycle, pedestrian and snowmobile use.
The Dix Bridge across the Hudson River in Schuylerville reopened Friday for the first time since 1996. The 118-year-old, one-lane bridge was reopened for bicycle, pedestrian and snowmobile use.
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When the Dix Bridge across the Hudson River was closed because of its age and deterioration in 1996, it seemed a safe bet it would never reopen. As it turns out, that would have been a bad bet. On a chilly, windy Friday morning, as the honking of migrating Canada geese competed with the voices of dignitaries, the 118-year-old, one-lane bridge was reopened for bicycle, pedestrian and snowmobile use. The 500-foot-long, three-span overhead truss bridge ...

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