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Amsterdam pedestrian bridge called path to future

On Tuesday morning, Congressman Paul D.Tonko and Amsterdam Mayor Anne Thane talk after a press conference about how construction has begun for the Mohawk Valley Gateway Pedestrian Bridge on the south and north sides of Amsterdam.
The Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook was part of 2005’s statewide ballot referendum, The 
Rebuild and Renew New York Transportation Bond Act. The $16.5 million project will help support 
the city’s economy by connecting the south side’s neighborhoods and Erie Canalway Trail with 
Riverlink Park and downtown Amsterdam on the north side. Once complete, the area will be 
transformed into a unique recreational destination sure to draw both boaters and landside tourists 
looking to explore historic Amsterdam and enjoy the local amenities.  
Photographer: Marc Schultz
On Tuesday morning, Congressman Paul D.Tonko and Amsterdam Mayor Anne Thane talk after a press conference about how construction has begun for the Mohawk Valley Gateway Pedestrian Bridge on the south and north sides of Amsterdam. The Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook was part of 2005’s statewide ballot referendum, The Rebuild and Renew New York Transportation Bond Act. The $16.5 million project will help support the city’s economy by connecting the south side’s neighborhoods and Erie Canalway Trail with Riverlink Park and downtown Amsterdam on the north side. Once complete, the area will be transformed into a unique recreational destination sure to draw both boaters and landside tourists looking to explore historic Amsterdam and enjoy the local amenities.  
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In an open field chewed up by heavy equipment and with workers in hard hats already cutting through concrete nearby, Amsterdam Mayor Ann Thane on Tuesday proclaimed the official start of construction of the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook. “This is so exciting for the city of Amsterdam,” she told the crowd. Beaming, she thanked the people of Amsterdam and those she felt contributed to the birth of the pedestrian bridge, including U.S. Rep. Paul D. ...


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June 4, 2014
2:53 p.m.

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Path to the future ?? You mean like the mall, in the middle of town If you build it they will not come , there is nothing here to come for ..................

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