Saturday, March 25, 2017

NS+CP/Erie Portage Bridge over Genesee River in Portageville, NY

(Bridge Hunter, Bridge Hunter Previous, TrainWeb, Progressive RailSatellite, Street View)

It was built in 1875 to replace a burned 1852 wooden bridge and then rehabilitated in 1903. The wooden bridge was "the longest and highest wooden bridge in the United States." Plans are to replace the trestle with a steel arch bridge. NS offered to donate it to the State Park since a lot of people trespass on it now. But the state agency turned it down because they said they could not afford to preserve it. So NS plans to spend $1m to tear it down.

Existing from NYDOT

Proposed from NYDOT

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