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Troy-Menands Bridge

Bridge Identification Number: 1062850
Official Name: Troy-Menands Bridge
Bridge Type: Through Truss
Spans: Hudson River
Connects: Menands with Troy
Year Birth: 1959
Maintenance: New York State Department of Transportation

The Troy-Menands Bridge is one of the area's best known river crossing for its history. Originally built to allow tall ships to pass under, the Troy-Menands Bridge once had two towers that enabled part of the bridge to lift and allow clearance.

The towers served its purpose till 1966, when the lifting mechanism was removed, rendering the towers obsolete. The two lifting towers were ultimately removed in July 2000, to save money on biyearly inspection costs.

Today, the bridge maintains its role as one of the area's important river crossings. The Troy-Menands Bridge has recently been given a fresh coat of paint, giving this span a better sight of its own beauty.

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New York State Department of Transportation

The Troy-Menands Bridge today, without any towers.

The Troy-Menands Bridge before July 2000, when the lifting towers were present.

During the July 2000 tower removal project. One tower has been completely removed, while one remains.

Another photo with the two towers present. Facing westbound, toward Menands. The large guide sign in the foreground, for Interstate 787, has since been replaced with a simpler sign.

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