Collar City Bridge

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Collar City Bridge
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Coordinates42°44′25″N 73°41′20″W / 42.740218°N 73.688884°W / 42.740218; -73.688884 (Collar City Bridge)Coordinates: 42°44′25″N 73°41′20″W / 42.740218°N 73.688884°W / 42.740218; -73.688884 (Collar City Bridge)
Carries8 lanes of I-787 / NY 7
CrossesHudson River
LocaleColonie, Green Island and Troy, NY
Other name(s)Hoosick Street Bridge
Maintained byNYSDOT
ID number1070869
Characteristics
DesignGirder bridge
History
Opened1981
Collar City Bridge is located in New York
Collar City Bridge

The Collar City Bridge (also known as the Hoosick Street Bridge) carries NYS Route 7 (NY 7) across the Hudson River connecting Colonie, New York with Troy, by way of passing over Green Island.[1] Though the northern terminus of Interstate 787 (I-787) is unclear, there is sign evidence of a concurrency at least halfway across the bridge.

History[edit]

The bridge had been planned since the 1950s, but did not open to traffic until 1981 connecting Troy and Green Island to I-787. By the end of the decade, the Route 7 Freeway was completed with a connection to the bridge. The bridge's official name, a reference to the City of Troy's nickname, was selected by an elderly couple in nearby Berlin.[2][dead link]

Traveling west (signed south) on NY 7 / I-787 concurrency on the bridge

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interstate 787 New York @ Interstate-Guide.com".
  2. ^ Furfaro, Canielle (2007-07-13). "Bridge to history". Times Union (Albany). Retrieved 2007-09-19.[dead link]