Albion students get up close look at bridge construction

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 June 2023 at 9:18 pm

Photo courtesy of Tim Archer

ALBION – Albion sixth-grade students were able to meet with a state Department of Transportation worker at the Main Street lift bridge construction site. A worker for one of the subcontractors shows a hydraulic mechanism from the bridge that was constructed in 1914. The bridge closed to traffic on Nov. 14 and has been dismantled and taken off site north of the canal for a major rehabilitation.

The hydraulic piece has been offered to the school as a piece of local history memorabilia, said Tim Archer, teacher of the sixth-grade citizenship class.

Some of the students who visited the site include, from left: Carter Krull, Colson Braley, Blake Doty, Mary McCormick, Kendall Peruzzini and Maddox Krull.

“Students are preparing for more extensive canal history research next year leading up to the spring 2024 bridge reopening,” Archer said.