Battenkill Bridge Turns 100
On Sunday, May 29, from 2 to 3 p.m., residents of the towns of Jackson and Greenwich, N.Y., will gather to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Battenville Bridge. This single-lane metal bridge across the Battenkill River has become a symbol of neighborly courtesy, as drivers pause for one another, taking turns to cross, usually with a nod and wave of thanks. Thanks to Sharon Dunn and Claudia Blackler for researching the bridge’s history and creating information pamphlets for the event. Anyone who would like to offer celebratory words can phone Dionondehowa director Bonnie Hoag at 518-854-7764 and ask to be included. For safety, organizers are asking that participants car-pool and park on the Jackson side of the river, along the right side (river side) of the Cambridge-Battenville Road.