The Public Highways


Columbia County,

New York

Capt. Franklin Ellis387


     The Public Highways of the town have ever received much attention, and are generally in excellent condition.  The town has four bridges, whose maintenance has been a heavey burden.  At present the streams are spanned by first-class iron structures; the one at Columbiaville, erected in 1870, having a single span two hundred and forty-five feet long, and the bridge at Chittenden's Falls has a span one hundred and seventy feet long.  Probably no town in the State is better provided with bridges than Stockport.  The Hudson River railroad runs through the town, along the river, affording shipping facilities at Stockport station.