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Livingston Ave. Rail Road Bridge ~ Where Are We?

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Sadly, the 1902 Livingston Ave. Rail Road Bridge – the only east-west passenger RR crossing of the Hudson – seems to be nowhere as far as being replaced. The plan seems to be to let it fall in the river, or, as in the case of the Crown Point NY-Vermont Bridge, have it declared unusable so we can spend scrillions on “emergency” replacement. Then everyone can pat himself or herself on the back for having “saved the day.”

People on bicycles who want a water-level route across the river to access Rensselaer or Albany are counting on Amtrak/Conrail/NYSDOT et al. to reinstall a pedestrian/bicycle patch on the new bridge.

To learn more, go to the Livingston Ave. Rail Road Bridge Coalition site – http://livingstonavebridge.com/home/where-have-you-been/

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Whoa! – Floods on the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail

Whoa! – Floods on the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail

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Alert rider Brent reports that the Corning Riverfront Park bikeway and the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail are partially flooded. In some places, water was up to the wheel hubs. It’s +12 inches of flooding and impassable.

So spread the word on trail flooding taking place on the MHBHT and on the new Corning Riverfront Park Trail.

Looking ahead based on past similar events, when the water recedes there will be slippery/muddy spots and, after drying out, heavy dust – which is likely toxic.

(May is coming!)

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