Bridge 8, Erie Canal
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View of bridge facing south
|Carries||Two lanes of NY 146|
|Crosses||Mohawk River (Erie Canal)|
|Locale||Rexford, New York|
|Other name(s)||Rexford Bridge|
|Owner||New York State Department of Transportation|
|Total length||727 feet (222 m)|
|Longest span||266 feet (81 m)|
|Designer||New York State Department of Public Works|
Bridge 8, known locally as the Rexford Bridge, is a two-lane bridge crossing the Mohawk River (Erie Canal) northeast of the city of Schenectady in New York, United States. It carries New York State Route 146 (NY 146) from Schenectady County to Rexford, a hamlet in the Saratoga County town of Clifton Park. The bridge was designed by the New York State Department of Public Works and opened in 1965. It has a total length of 727 feet (222 m) and a main span of 266 feet (81 m).
Near the bridge is the historic remains of the 1842 Erie Canal Aqueduct. Two of the original 14 arches remain on the south side of the river, and one arch remains on the north side of the Mohawk River. The 1842 aqueduct replaced the original 1824 aqueduct at this site when the Erie Canal was enlarged during the years of 1835–1862.
|West||Erie Canal Locks||East|
|Bridge 10||Bridge 8, Erie Canal||Lock 7 and Bridge 7B|