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Cohoes in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Knickerbacker Toll Bridge

 
 
Knickerbacker Toll Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
1. Knickerbacker Toll Bridge Marker
Inscription.  

This Toll Bridge
Opened to the Public.

May 18th 1880.

Originated and Owned by
Thomas A. Knickerbacker.

Was Destroyed By Fire March 7, 1920.


 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsDisasters.
 
Location. 42° 46.338′ N, 73° 41.042′ W. Marker is in Cohoes, New York, in Albany County. Marker is at the intersection of Ontario Street (New York State Route 470) and Delaware Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Ontario Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cohoes NY 12047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Van Schaick Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Continental Avenue (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lansingburgh (approx. 0.2 miles away); September 11th Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Van Schaick Burial Plot (approx. ¼ mile away); Herman Melville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Van Schaick Mansion
Knickerbacker Toll Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
2. Knickerbacker Toll Bridge Marker
Looking east toward the current bridge over the Hudson River
(approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Van Schaick Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cohoes.
 
Knickerbacker Toll Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
3. Knickerbacker Toll Bridge Marker
At far left of photo, looking east toward current bridge
Knickerbacker Monument in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy NY image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
4. Knickerbacker Monument in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy NY
Knickerbacker Monument in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy NY image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
5. Knickerbacker Monument in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy NY
Has engraved truss bridge, possibly representing the toll bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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