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We were sorry to hear the news that the Wanakena Footbridge, a site on TAUNY's Register of Very Special Places (RVSP), was heavily damaged by ice earlier this week (see Watertown Daily Times article). As TAUNY Executive Director notes, "It's not the first time this has happened, but it's dramatic nonetheless."

According to the RVSP website: "At 171 feet, this bridge is said to be the longest wooden suspension bridge in the United States. It was built for lumber company workers to get from the sawmills on one side of the Oswegatchie to their homes in the hamlet on the other side."

Incidents like this demonstrate why the documentation work done as part of RVSP is so important. Learn more about the footbridge and its importance as a cultural landmark in our region on the Wanakena Footbridge webpage on the RVSP website.

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