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Olmstead Bridges in Genesee Valley Park named to NYS Preservation Leagues' Seven to Save List

Updated: 02/27/2014 5:54 PM
Created: 02/27/2014 2:42 PM WHEC.com

The Olmstead Bridges in Genesee Valley Park have been named to the New York State Preservation Leagues’ Seven to Save List. The list works to preserve historic landmarks that are in danger.

The bridges, Built in 1916 and 1919, have deteriorated over the years. Experts are concerns about structural deficiencies and erosion.

News10NBC asked local preservation experts what being named to the list will mean for the future of those bridges.

Caitlin Meives, Landmark Society of Western NY, said, "The league's Seven to Save List, like the Landmark Society's Five to Revive List, helps bring attention, increase public awareness and help brings some resources to at-risk buildings or structures like these bridges that have a lot of potential for rehab and reuse.”

The Preservation League is hoping to team up with the city, county and department of transportation to come up with a plan for revitalizing the bridges.



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