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Ogdensburg bridge (painting by John Morrow)
Ogdensburg bridge (painting by John Morrow)

Canadian Farmers to Blockade Ogdensburg Bridge

Tomorrow, a group of farmers and property rights advocates plan to stop traffic on the international bridge near Ogdensburg. Beginning at 9 in the morning, they say they'll blockade both lanes on the Canadian side of the bridge with dozens of tractors. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

"Rooftop Highway," Seaway Top Transportation Needs

At a public hearing in Watertown yesterday, state and local officials submitted their wishes for New York's 20-year master plan for transportation. The Rooftop Highway to link Watertown and Plattsburgh topped the list. But as David Sommerstein reports, a new vision for the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Port of Ogdensburg wasn't far behind.  Go to full article
The bridge between Cornwall and Cornwall Island
The bridge between Cornwall and Cornwall Island

Commentary: Let Mohawks Design New Bridge

Plans are moving forward to replace the bridge that soars across the Canadian side of the St. Lawrence River between Cornwall Island and Cornwall, Ontario, near Massena. The high, arching span was built to allow freighters to pass underneath, but the big ships don't use the Canadian channel anymore. The old bridge is expensive to maintain, and Canadian officials announced last fall that a more modest span would make better sense. The bridge links Akwesasne Mohawk territory with the Canadian mainland. It plays a significant symbolic and historic role in Mohawk culture. Commentator Doug George says Mohawks should design the new bridge.  Go to full article

Canadians Plan Smaller International Bridge

Canadian officials plan to build a new bridge that spans part of the St. Lawrence River near Massena. A smaller bridge would save money at a time when border crossings are down. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake Bridge Construction on Schedule

There's good news for business owners in Saranac Lake who were worried a bridge construction project set for this summer in the village would negativly affect tourism there. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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