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Waterford bridge to get landmark designation

The Union Bridge has linked Waterford and Lansingburgh for the last 200 years, first built when Thomas Jefferson was President. It will be designated as National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks on Sunday, Sept. 8. The bridge is the first bridge over the Hudson River. Photo from Waterford side on Tuesday.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
The Union Bridge has linked Waterford and Lansingburgh for the last 200 years, first built when Thomas Jefferson was President. It will be designated as National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks on Sunday, Sept. 8. The bridge is the first bridge over the Hudson River. Photo from Waterford side on Tuesday.
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The village’s impressive set of Erie Canal locks are already historic landmarks, but a local bridge will soon be recognized as another historic engineering accomplishment. The bridges that have linked Waterford and Lansingburgh for the past 200 years — the first built when Thomas Jefferson was president — will be designated as National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks during a ceremony Sunday. “What’s unique is that there’s been a bridge there on the same piers that ...


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