SUNY Canton Pedestrian Bridges
SUNY Canton connects to the village via a pedestrian path that crosses two branches of the Grasse River and an island. The original bridges had reached the end of their useful life. C&S determined the existing abutments could support the new bridges after some repair and upgraded the approach walls with new veneer stone. The new bridges (a 108-foot, two-span and a 204-foot, three-span) are glue-laminated timber Burr arch trusses covered with standing seam metal roofs. The campus side bridge is eight feet wide and can carry H-5 light duty truck loads to allow campus staff access for maintenance and plowing of the path. The island path was re-graded, paved, and raised to meet ADA standards and to reduce the risk of closure due to high water. The lighting system was replaced with an energy-efficient LED system and the existing blue light emergency communications system was also upgraded.