On January 29, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the selection of SHoP Architects as the lead designer of the Brockport Loop Pedestrian Bridge over the Erie Canal. Originally announced as part of the Governor’s State of the State address in January 2020, this new pedestrian bridge in the Village of Brockport represents the first large-scale infrastructure project to begin under the state’s Reimagine the Canals initiative.
“The Erie Canal has been a tremendous resource for New York for more than 200 years, and this project will utilize long-standing infrastructure to provide recreational amenities and greater connectivity for the Village of Brockport,” Governor Cuomo said. “The Brockport Loop Pedestrian Bridge builds upon the canal’s iconic infrastructure and provides new opportunities for New Yorkers to get outdoors and take advantage of the beauty and countless activities along the canal and the Empire State Trail. This project is only one aspect of our efforts to Reimagine the Canals – a visionary plan to transform the historic waterway that will help grow tourism, spur economic activity for decades to come.”
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