Bill Would Rename I-86 Bridge In Randolph After Area Vietnam War Veteran

WNY News Now Staff Image. 05/10/2021.

RANDOLPH – A bridge on I-86 in the Town of Randolph could be renamed in memory of a local Vietnam War Veteran.

A bill, sponsored by State Senator George Borrello, aims to rename the bridge spanning over Schoolhouse Road in Randolph as the “Sergeant David Lockwood Memorial Bridge.”

The Randolph Town Board first brought the idea forward last year.

A graduate from Randolph Central School, Lockwood was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1966.

While overseas, he won several medals for his service including the Good Conduct Medal, Silver Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters and Expert Rifle Badge, among others.

Prior to his service in Vietnam, Lockwood was a carpenter’s assistant working on the I-86 project, septically construction of the very bridge that would be renamed in his honor.

The American Hero died in 2018.

The measure now heads to the State Assembly after passing in the Senate last week.


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