How a simple bridge made this city the world’s first modern tourist destination

The invention of this world renowned tourist destination began with a bridge.

It was a “gift to the people” as a way to winning over the people of a capital city. For the first time, the monument that defined a city was an innovative urban work rather than a cathedral or a palace and residents rich and poor immediately adopted the bridge because they saw it as the symbol of their city and the most important place in town.

What bridge are we talking about? Click here to find out, but before you do think about this for a moment. Could the Livingston Avenue Bridge Walkway be a catalyzing force for Albany and Rensselaer? Yes, we believe so. Let’s rebuild this bridge. Let’s rebuild this bridge with a walkway. Let’s rebuild this bridge with a walkway and make it a destination.

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