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About This Site

Western Gateway Bridge

Information
Bridge Identification Number: 4002590
Official Name: The New Great Western Gateway Bridge
Bridge Type: Stringer/Multi-Beam or Girder
Spans: Mohawk River
Isle of the Cayugas
Hog Island
Connects: Scotia with Schenectady
Year Birth: 1973
Maintenance: New York State Department of Transportation

Overview
The New Great Western Gateway Bridge is one of the most important river crossings in the Capital Region. As one of the first bridges to cross the Mohawk River, the Western Gateway connects the City of Schenectady with the Village of Scotia.

The New Great Western Gateway bridge is the second generation of it's name. As one of the many commonly used Steel Girder bridges, the Western Gateway has become oblivious to many about its name and history. Today, it is known to many as "The Scotia Bridge".

Related Links
New York State Department of Transportation


The Western Gateway Bridge from the eastern shore of the Mohawk River.


Route 5 travels on the Western Gateway Bridge, connecting Scotia with Schenectady.


The Western Gateway Bridge, from the western shore of the Mohawk River. Seen in the background is the Isle of the Cayugas.


Two plaques on the New Western Gateway Bridge commerating the opening of the former and current Western Gateway Bridges.

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