Bridge 8, Erie Canal

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Bridge 8
Bridge 8.jpg
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
Characteristics
Design Truss, girder
Material Steel
Total length 727 feet (222 m)
Longest span 266 feet (81 m)
History
Designer New York State Department of Public Works
Opened 1965

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.

Gallery[edit]

West Erie Canal Locks East
Bridge 10 Bridge 8, Erie Canal Lock 7 and Bridge 7B

Coordinates: 42°51′01″N 73°53′17″W / 42.850414°N 73.887917°W / 42.850414; -73.887917