Highways, Roads, Bridges Renamed To Honor Veterans
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in the “New York City area” the same week as the Independence Day holiday, but that hasn’t stopped him approving a slew of bills that renamed highways, roads and bridges around the state.
The bridges are being named mostly after veterans and other local luminaries in Jamestown, Chemung and Wyoming counties and elsewhere.
In the Capital Region, Cuomo approved the renaming of the Route 9P bridge to the Saratoga County Veterans Memorial Bridge, a measure that was backed by Sen. Roy McDonald and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco.
“With New Yorkers celebrating the nation’s birthday this week, it is important to pay tribute to the countless men and women who fought throughout the years for the freedom we enjoy today,” Governor Cuomo said. “The newly renamed Saratoga County Veterans Memorial Bridge will give area residents and visitors another opportunity to honor the sacrifice and bravery of our veterans. These service men and women have exemplified the loyalty and dedication that made America the great nation it is today, and I applaud the bill sponsors for their work to recognize these heroes.”
A full list of the bridge renamings is after the jump.
A10263A Jordan (MS)
Designates a portion of New York state route 7 as the Brigadier General James Kenney Memorial Highway
Same as S 7032-A MCDONALD
Designates the West Third Street Bridge over Steele Street and the Chadakoin River in the city of Jamestown, as the “Jamestown Veterans Memorial Bridge”
Same as A 8136-B Goodell
Designates the bridge on state route 76 crossing interstate route 86 in the village of Sherman, county of Chautauqua, as the “Alfred F. Jones Memorial Bridge”
Same as A 8137-B Goodell
Designates a portion of state route 20A as the “Wyoming County Veterans Memorial Highway”
Same as A 8918-A Burling
Designates portions of state route 120 in the county of Westchester in memoriam
Same as A 8854-B Castelli
Designates the bridges on interstate route 86 crossing state route 305 in the village of Cuba, county of Allegany, as the “Sergeant Mark Bradley Memorial Bridge”
Same as A 9491-A Giglio
Designates the New York state route 9P bridge over Fish Creek linking the city of Saratoga Springs and the town of Saratoga as the Saratoga County Veterans Memorial Bridge
Same as A 9835-A Tedisco
Designates NY route 781/future interstate highway 781 as the Paul Cerjan Memorial Highway
Same as A 10687-A RULES COM Russell
Designates a bridge on state route 20 in the town of Nassau, county of Rensselaer, as the “Staff Sergeant Derek Farley Memorial Bridge”
Same as A 10334-A McLaughlin
Designates a portion of the state highway system as the “Sergeant Devin Snyder Memorial Highway”
Same as A 10726 RULES COM Palmesano
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