Rexford bridge


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Dick Horstman, 89, of Jonesville crossed the first Rexford Bridge in a horse-drawn wagon driven by his grandfather in the early 1930s.

Over the river and up the hill

Jonesville’s Dick Horstman, 89, recalls horse-and-buggy hay runs to Niskayuna over original Rexford span   By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter When time marches on, it often leaves people’s memories in the dust. Not so for Dick Horstman. Time has seen…


The one-lane roundabout at Aqueduct and Balltown roads in Niskayuna is near completion Friday, September 16, 2016. Photo by Peter R. Barber

New Niskayuna roundabout opening Saturday

Indiana Nash Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Joyce Thrane, of Aqueduct Road, won’t be taking her normal route home anytime soon. With a roundabout scheduled to open at the intersection of Aqueduct and Route 146 sometime today, Thrane believes she’s in…


PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Rush hour traffic clogs the Rexford Bridge as seen from the Clifton Park side of the Mohawk RIver Thursday, July 9, 2015.

Tentative opening of roundabout scheduled

NISKAYUNA- On Saturday, Sept. 17, the single-lane roundabout off of the Rexford Bridge is scheduled to open, weather permitting. Once the roundabout opens, the traffic signal at the intersection of Balltown Road and Aqueduct Road will be removed. This is…


Progress continues on the $32.5 million Rexford Bridge construction project, Tuesday, August 16, 2016.

Rexford Bridge construction on schedule

By Indiana Nash Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — The Rexford Bridge roundabout will open to traffic this fall and the entire project is on schedule for completion in December of 2017, DOT Commissioner Matthew Driscoll said at a press conference Tuesday….


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The detour route for the partial closing of Route 146 from July 15 at 9:00 p.m. to July 18 at 6:00 a.m.

Stretch of Balltown Road to close Friday

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — From 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday, a portion of Route 146 will be closed, according to John Grady, resident engineer of the Rexford Bridge project. There will be a detour directing…



This view from Niskayuna in 1965 shows both the current and old Rexford Bridge, with McLane's Hotel in the background.
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Neighbors eager for new Rexford Bridge

BY BILL BUELL Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Skip Smith can’t quite visualize how things are actually going to look, but he’s fairly certain he’s going to be OK with the new surroundings. “I’m excited about it, and while I don’t…



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Clear-cut of trees and brush on the southside of the Rexford Bridge.

Area denuded to make way for new Rexford Bridge

BY KATE BUNSTER GAZETTE REPORTER NISKAYUNA- It seems like the trees surrounding the Rexford Bridge cleared out overnight. Since Dec. 15, construction crews have been at the site clearing the way for the project. Overall, the project required the removal…


PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Rush hour traffic clogs the Rexford Bridge as seen from the Clifton Park side of the Mohawk RIver Thursday, July 9, 2015.

Meeting details bridge plan

By Molly Congdon Gazette Reporter REXFORD — More than 120 people filled the Rexford Fire District’s John McLane Hose Co. on Oct. 14 to listen to and voice their opinions on a plan to replace the Rexford Bridge. The state…