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Ceremony set for Amsterdam pedestrian bridge

$16.5M project has been source of controversy

Construction crews on the south side of Amsterdam start to set up equipment to build the new pedestrian bridge over the Mohawk River on Monday afternoon.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Construction crews on the south side of Amsterdam start to set up equipment to build the new pedestrian bridge over the Mohawk River on Monday afternoon.
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After years of hope, consternation and discussion, construction of the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook pedestrian bridge will officially begin today with a dedication ceremony. The news conference to announce the beginning of construction will take place at 10:30 a.m. on the south side of the Mohawk River in Amsterdam. U.S. Rep. Paul D. Tonko, D-Amsterdam, Amsterdam Mayor Anne M. Thane and Brian U. Stratton, director of the Canal Corporation, are slated to attend. The $16.5 ...


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