Saturday, June 24, 2017

NS/Erie Portage Bridge over Genesee River near Portageville, NY

(Bridge Hunter, Historic BridgesStreet View, Rail Pictures, Facebook Album of 13 Photos)

Sherman Cahal has written a history of the bridge at the Bridge Hunter link above.

Construction activity for its replacement has already started appearing in satellite images.
Satellite
Test Train, photo taken on July 31, 1875, from Bridge Hunter
The original wrought-iron bridge looks so spindly. Obviously the rebuilds with steel in 1903 and more steel in 1944 were extensive.

HAER NY,61-PORT,1--2 from Photos from HAER NY,61-PORT,1-

Norfolk Southern Corp. (source link is broken)
Construction continues on the 900-foot replacement of the Portageville Bridge in Letchworth State Park. The new $70 million steel arch railroad bridge will be the cornerstone of a vibrant Norfolk Southern rail line that helps businesses in Buffalo and the Southern Tier regions connect with markets east and west. NS’ partnership with New York to replace the Portageville Bridge provides the foundation to better serve and support the region’s economy. 

Modjeski and Masters photo from ConstructionEquipmentGuide from posting

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