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Cattaraugus County bridge named for hometown veteran

The gray metal bridge can been seen over I-86
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation designating a portion of the state highway system as the "Sergeant David Lockwood Memorial Bridge."

The bridge is on Interstate 86, crossing Schoolhouse Road, in the town of Randolph in Cattaraugus County.

Southern Tier Sen. George Borrello (R-Jamestown) said Lockwood was a decorated war hero of the Vietnam Conflict, who worked on the I-86 bridge as a carpenter's assistant in 1966, while studying at Jamestown Community College.

"Naming this bridge in Sergeant Lockwood's honor commemorates his courageous service to our country and reminds us of the immense contributions America's veterans have made for us all," Borrello said.

Lockwood was a graduate of Randolph Central School, JCC and Rochester Institute of Technology.

The naming was introduced in the state legislature on behalf of the town of Randolph.