Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Bridge, Amsterdam NY

The “park over the river”—a pedestrian bridge designed by Louis Berger—bridges the disparate North and South sides of the City of Amsterdam providing the community with a large gathering space for events, highlighting the history and culture of the City and the Mohawk River region, and connects them to the Erie Canalway Trail. Due to the complex geometry of the triple-curve, three-span continuous bridge the steel was fabricated and off site and assembled on site. This approach minimized the work in the navigational channel keeping the waterway open to the US Coast Guard and recreational boaters. The new park promotes health and well-being within the community and provides a serene landscaped plaza with tree and flower plantings on the bridge, and most importantly, amazing 360° views.