May 9, 2022

NYSDOT Releases Livingston Avenue Bridge Replacement Environmental Assessment

ABOVE: Rendering of the replacement span for the current Livingston Ave Bridge

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is proposing to replace the Livingston Avenue Bridge which spans the Hudson River between the cities of Albany and Rensselaer; a critical rail link on New York State’s Empire Corridor

The current bridge structure dates to 1901-03 and rests on piers in the river dating from 1865. Trains are currently restricted to 15mph when crossing the river and only one train can be on the bridge at a time. The preferred alternative is a new double-track, lift-span, bridge immediately adjacent & south of the current bridge. The design includes a shared predestrian/bike path across the new bridge, safely seperated from the rail operations.

Link to the Governor's Press Release

Link to Renderings of New Bridge

Link to Environmetal Assessment Documents

The complete Environmetal Assessment documents were released on Friday, May 6, 2022.

The project cost is estimated at $400m and it could be completed by 2026.

Two public hearings are scheduled:

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 6:00 PM - Virtual Information Meeting and Hearing

Attend this virtual event through Zoom at the following link:
Phone number: 646 558 8656
Webinar ID: 884 8238 1382


Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 6:00 PM - In-Person Informational Meeting and Hearing

The Palace Theater - 19 Clinton Ave., Albany, NY 12207

ESPA wholeheartedly supports this project and the preferred alternative design!