SUNY Canton cuts ribbon Thursday on new Grasse River bridges
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 11:50 am

CANTON -- SUNY Canton will officially note the completion of the new pedestrian footbridges spanning the Grasse River at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 4.

The bridges connect the campus and downtown Canton.

The celebration is a ribbon-cutting at the bridge closest to campus behind Smith Residence Hall.

It is free and open to the public.

Replacement of the two original footbridges, which were built in the 1960s, began in June.

"The beautiful new bridges symbolically and physically connect SUNY Canton with the community," said Interim President Carli C. Schiffner. "It is fitting that we celebrate the completion of one of the most unique and identifiable attributes of our campus."

The timber-framed design was inspired by the pedestrian bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River in Golden, British Columbia.