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Sagamore Hill National Landmark to receive $150G to repair Sandy-damaged walkway

A bridge along a path at Sagamore Hill

A bridge along a path at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. (Credit: Newsday, 2006 / Michael E. Ach)

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site will receive $150,000 in emergency federal funding to repair an elevated pedestrian walkway damaged by superstorm Sandy.

The walkway connects to a nature loop trail, crosses a creek and wetlands, and leads to Cold Spring Harbor on the eastern side of the property.

Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) announced the funding from the Federal Highway Administration. “Protecting this site is important to American history and it must remain one of Long Island’s treasured landmarks,” he said.

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The highway administration allocated $23.7 million for repairs across New York State for damage from Sandy.

About 170 feet of the 365-foot bridge over Eel Creek was damaged by Sandy, Superintendent Thomas Ross said. The National Park Service had already rehabilitated about 60 feet of the walkway before the storm, and that section was not damaged by Sandy. Ross said the park service is working on plans for repairing the storm-damaged section.

Tags: Sagamore Hill National Landmark , Cove Hill , superstorm Sandy

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