Amsterdam Celebrates Opening Of Pedestrian Bridge

Sep 1, 2016

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

A ceremony was held Wednesday to mark the opening of the $17.5 million Gateway Overlook in Amsterdam.

Construction on the pedestrian bridge began in 2014 and has been touted as a way to attract new visitors to the city of about 18,000. More than ten years in the making, the bridge connects the city’s south end to its downtown and was designed to incorporate elements that celebrate the region’s history.

Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort was among several officials on hand Wednesday who helped make the project a reality.

“It was a day where a vision came to reality. I think what is most notable is obviously the work it took from so many people to get something like that done,” said Ossenfort.

Among those in attendance at Wednesday’s ribbon cutting were Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Congressman Paul Tonko, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, and Mayor Mike Villa.