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Baldwinsville, NY – A pedestrian bridge that was transported by boat to Buffalo arrived in Baldwinsville this evening.

At 6 a.m. the boat left Sylvan Beach and entered Oneida Lake. It reached Brewerton at Lock 23 at about 9:45 a.m.

The tug and barge system that delivered the bridge arrived at Lock 24 in Baldwinsville at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday.

People gathered on a bridge overlooking the water to view the bridge. A man on the barge held up a Buffalo Bills flag.

The ship will remain in Baldwinsville overnight. Crews will return around 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning to man the bridge for the next portion of the voyage. The second half of the bridge will also arrive around 8:30 a.m.

People gather to watch a pedestrian bridge being delivered by boat to Buffalo in Baldwinsville on July 10, 2024.

The lock is located right in the center of the village. According to the list of locations, this is the easiest access point for sightseeing and the closest place for people from Syracuse to see the bridge.

Carver Companies is delivering the bridge to Ralph Wilson Park in Buffalo. The company is posting current arrival times on its Facebook and Instagram pages.

The 266-foot-long bridge was originally built in Italy and spanned the ocean and up the Hudson River to the Erie Canal. When installed this fall, it will provide a new pedestrian access to Ralph Wilson Park, which crosses I-190 from Fourth Street.

The 266-foot-long pedestrian bridge was built last year by international firm Cimolai at a facility in Italy, an hour north of Venice.

Here are the viewpoints that will follow on the bridge’s journey through July 15:

  • Castle E23 Brewerton
  • Lock E24 Baldwinsville
  • Weedsport Terminal at Devaney’s Riverside Grill
  • Castle E27 Lyon
  • Port of Newark and T. Spencer Knight Park
  • Port of Palmyra
  • Lock 30 Macedon Canal Park
  • Fairport Village
  • Bushnell’s cymbal
  • Pittsford from the Main Street Bridge and Schoen Place
  • Greece Canal Park
  • Village of Spencerport
  • Adams Basin
  • Village of Brockport, Park at Brockport Visitor Center
  • Holley Canal Park
  • Albion Village
  • Medina Village
  • Middleport Village from Middleport Canal Park
  • Lockport from Widewaters Marina to Locks 34 and 35
  • Tonawada’s Gateway Harbor Park

For details on the best spots at these locations for photo ops, parking and more, check out the full list.

Editor Rylee Kirk covers breaking news, crime and public safety. Have a tip, story idea, photo, question or comment? Reach her at 315-396-5961, on Twitter at @kirk_rylee or [email protected].