EDINBURG - The new Batchellerville Bridge opened this afternoon, the state Department of Transportation announced.
Work on the project began in August 2010. The bridge is critical for connecting the town, which is split in two by the Great Sacandaga Lake.
"This new bridge accommodates larger, heavier vehicles, allows motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to cross the Great Sacandaga Lake safely, and its increased height better meets the needs of lake users, tourists and permanent and seasonal residents," state DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald said in a news release.
More information about the opening will be in Friday's edition of The Leader-Herald.