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Washington Ave. Bridge, Scotia, NY

Washington Ave.  Bridge

The Washington Avenue Bridge has a storied history. The bridge was designed by Theodore Burr, the son of Aaron Burr. It was completed in 1809. The bridge was replaced by the iron suspension bridge in the 1870's. It was torn down and its timbers were used at local barns and to make match sticks.

In 1925, the Great Western Gateway Bridge supplanted it. It was important because it replaced the ferry. It made it possible for the farmers and travelers to get work done easier.

Written by Katyelyn DeBenedetto
Photography by Matt Merritt

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