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Historic Bridges Added to List of Threatened Sites

Historic Bridges Added to List of Threatened Sites

Rochester, NY -- The Preservation League of New York State has added three pedestrian bridges in Genesee Valley Park to its list of the state's most threatened historic resources.

The concrete bridges were built nearly 100 years ago and were designed by the influential Olmsted Brothers firm. The League says deferred maintenance and limited funding have put them at risk.

A state transportation department report in 2011 found structural deficiencies, erosion issues and other concerns. By adding the bridges to its list of endangered historic sites, the League is hoping to generate public awareness and new funding

 

 

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