Collar City Bridge


Collar City Bridge
Collar City Bridge
Other name(s) Hoosick Street Bridge
Carries 8 lanes of NY 7 and possibly I-787
Crosses Hudson River
Locale Colonie, New York, Green Island, New York and Troy, New York
Maintained by New York State Department of Transportation
ID number 1070869
Design Girder bridge
Opened 1981
Coordinates 42°44′25″N 73°41′20″W / 42.740218°N 73.688884°W / 42.740218; -73.688884 (Collar City Bridge)Coordinates: 42°44′25″N 73°41′20″W / 42.740218°N 73.688884°W / 42.740218; -73.688884 (Collar City Bridge)
Collar City Bridge is located in New York

The Collar City Bridge (also known as the Hoosick Street Bridge) carries NY 7 across the Hudson River connecting Colonie, New York with Troy, by way of passing over Green Island.[1] As the Northern Terminus of Interstate 787 is unclear, it may share a concurrency with NY 7 across the bridge.

History

The Collar City Bridge had been planned since the 1950s, but did not open to traffic until 1981 connecting Troy and Green Island to I-787. By the end of the decade, the Route 7 Freeway was completed with a connection to the bridge. The bridge's official name, a reference to the City of Troy's nickname, was selected by an elderly couple in nearby Berlin.[2]

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