Schenectady Council Approves Removal of Pedestrian Bridges

Schenectady City Council has agreed to take down two aging pedestrian bridges over 890 near the General Electric campus. 

The recommendation comes after an engineering study determined that a $1.6 million federal grant would not cover the cost of fixing up the old bridges, which date back to the late 1960's. 

Officials say the bridges do not meet modern requirements for access for the disabled. 

Current plans call for the two bridges to be demolished next summer.

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