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The Green Island Bridge is a vertical lift bridge that crosses the Hudson River in New York, connecting Green Island with Troy, passing through Starbuck Island. It opened on September 12, 1981. The bridge is raised only occasionally for river traffic. The two metal-covered frames, which straddle the roadway, house the counterweights and lift mechanisms. Construction costs topped $23,000,000.

It is the only lift bridge on the Hudson River. The original bridge on the site was a covered bridge built in 1832 that was destroyed by a fire in 1862. The replacement bridge collapsed into the Hudson during a flood in 1977. The current bridge has a distinctive design and has been celebrated in a nearby mural as a giant robot called the "Troybot."

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Troy, NY 12180