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Stammel Seeks funding for study of bridge design and walkway

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ALBANY, N.Y.—Rensselaer County Legislator Mike Stammel asked the state to begin developing plans for a pedestrian walkway to be reopened.

The walkway being studied is on Livingston Avenue over the Hudson River between Rensselaer and Albany.

"There is considerable public support for reopening the walkway on the Livingston Avenue Bridge to pedestrians and bicyclists. Supporters believe reopening the walkway will attract visitors and be a benefit to area residents," said Stammel.

In 2012, state funding was secured for use by the state to study repairing and reopening a walkway on the historic bridge.

"We would like to see this project get underway sooner rather than later, and have a plan developed that restores this bridge to active use by pedestrians and cyclists," said Stammel.

The walkway was in use for generations before closing thirty years ago. Supporters say the reopening would complement other efforts to reconnect residents with the Hudson River.

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