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When the Broad Avenue Bridge comes down next year, part of it will be preserved in Albany's history. The City Commission will salvage certain materials from the bridge.

City engineer Bruce Maples explained it's parts of the bridge that stick in people's minds.

"There's a bench in the middle of the bridge that people used to sit on and gaze at the water," he said.  "There's a few of the pedestals that hold the light poles and there's definitely the plaques. There's plaques on there that commemorate the bridge to the World War One veterans, and those items we want to make sure we salvage," Maples said.

Bids for the project will be let in November and demolition of the old bridge is expected for the first quarter of 2012.

The $11 million project will include the relocation of Water, Gas, and Light lines, demolition of the bridge and construction of the new bridge.

 

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