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Bridge going out with a bang

Old piers planned to sit at bottom of lake as fish habitat

The old Batchellerville Bridge is seen with the decking completely removed on the north side of the Great Sacandaga Lake in August.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
The old Batchellerville Bridge is seen with the decking completely removed on the north side of the Great Sacandaga Lake in August.
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The piers of the old Batchellerville Bridge are being blasted to the bottom of Great Sacandaga Lake this week, starting the final stage of a four-year bridge replacement project. Blasting started at midday Wednesday and is expected to continue through next week. The demolition work follows the removal of the steel sections of the old bridge this summer, with work taking place just feet from the new bridge that opened to traffic last November. The ...


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