Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Pedestrian Bridge

City of Amsterdam, New York

MJ provided structural and site/civil design, survey and environmental engineering services for the construction of a new pedestrian bridge over the Mohawk River and Erie Canal. The bridge, a greenway that provides pedestrian access from the city’s south side to Riverlink Park on the city’s north shore, reconnects the city’s two halves. The bridge features viewing areas, sculptural elements, gathering spaces and extensive landscaping.

The bridge was designed to provide adequate clearance over the canal, proper grades and turning radii, user access to Riverlink Park located on the north shore and provides the potential for a future bridge extension over CSX Railroad and Route 5 into the city. As part of the project, MJ designed multi-use trails that connects the new bridge to Riverlink Park.