A 112th Street Bridge was first completed in 1880, prior to which the only bridge spanning the Hudson River to and from the Town of Lansingburgh was the Union Bridge to Waterford. The inclusion of the Cohoes and Lansingburgh bridge on Galt & Hoy’s 1879 lithographed bird’s eye view of Lansingburgh must have been due to the bridge’s plans being definite and an attempt to keep the map relevant for its subscribers.

—A bridge will soon be built from Adams’ Island to this village.
“Village Notes.” Lansingburgh Courier. October 20, 1876: 3 col 1.

—A steam propellor is now run at the Lansing street ferry. Is this all the bridge we are going to have?
“Village Notes.” Lansingburgh Courier. June 6, 1879: 3 col 1.

—All we have got to say is this: It now looks as though the bridge would be built.
“Village Notes.” Lansingburgh Courier. August 22, 1879: 3 col 1.

“Birds-Eye-View of Lansingburgh, N.Y.” NYC: Galt & Hoy, 1879.


Completion of the Cohoes and Lansingburgh Bridge—Its Formal Opening.

Despite the litigation which has menaced the construction of the Cohoes and Lansingburgh bridge, that structure is completed and was formally opened to the public last Tuesday. About 3,000 people witnessed the opening. The first to cross the new bridge was President [Thomas A.] Knickerbacker, followed by Bolton & Sons’ heavy wagon elaborated decorated and drawn by six iron grey horses. Various other business wagons followed the procession. The structure was crowded and the heavy weight on the bridge at one time thoroughly tested its safety. President Knickerbacker is deserving of praise for the success of his enterprise. Through his indomitable perseverance and personal attention to the work, the bridge is now completed and a pronounced success. Although the trustees made some mistakes in granting the privilege to the bridge company, Mr. Knickerbacker has been perfectly honorable in all his doings. If the trustees were careless enough not to look out for the interests of the village, that was not the fault of President Knickerbacker. The bridge had been commenced and Mr. Knickerbacker was determined it should be completed at the earliest possible moment. The pluck and energy evinced by Mr. Knickerbacker is deserving of commendation. There is no doubt that this connection with Cohoes will be a great benefit to both places. After the teams had crossed the new bridge, last Tuesday, Messrs. Bolton & Sons dispensed “moist goods” to the crowd in attendance. The new structure was photographed by Lloyd.

A fine ornamental toll house, with office, council room and residence for toll gatherer, is to be erected at once. The rails for the street railroad between the ‘Burgh and Cohoes, are being laid. The rush of travel across the bridge exceeds expectations. We congratulate President Knickerbacker in his merited success as a resulting benefit to himself and the public.
Lansingburgh Gazette. May 22, 1880: 3 col 2.

View facing west at approach to bridge, showing rail tracks, two-story brick gatehouse topped by a third-story cupola on south side with two men and a dog standing at its door, and a small brick structure of some kind on the north side.  A water tower can be seen in the distance on the north side of Van Schaick Island.

Lansingburgh-Cohoes Bridge

The New Lansingburgh-Cohoes Bridge Which Was Opened to Traffic Today

Troy Times. October 29, 1923: 2 cols 3-6.


Residents Say There Should Be One at One Hundred and Twelfth Street and Fifth Avenue.

Since the opening Monday of the One Hundred and Twelfth Street bridge to traffic the need for a traffic officer at Fifth Avenue and One Hundred and Twelfth Street has become more evident than heretofore, although the corner has always been the scene of congestion. However, in the last few days several accidents and narrow escapes have occurred at this place. Two persons yesterday just missed being knocked down while crossing the street by approaching cars and this morning a dog was run over and injured. Residents have expressed their desire for a traffic officer to the police.
Troy Times. October 31, 1923: 3 col 2.

Buonanno, Nicholas. “Cohoes, Troy eye new LED lights on 112th Street Bridge.” The Record. June 3, 2017. https://www.troyrecord.com/news/cohoes-troy-eye-new-led-lights-on-th-street-bridge/article_bc2f8a22-40b4-5124-98d9-6790333485ac.html

“112th Street Bridge.” Bridgehunter.com: Historic and Notable Bridges of the U.S. https://bridgehunter.com/ny/albany/troy—cohoes/

“112th Street Bridge Cohoes and Lansingburg.” New York State Department of Transportation. https://www.dot.ny.gov/regional-offices/region1/repository/112st_bridge.pdf