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Lake Street Lackawanna Trail Bridge

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Slab bridge over Lake Street on Lackawanna Trail (Inactive NSRR)
Location
Elmira, Chemung County, New York
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1933
Railroads
- Erie Lackawanna Railroad (EL)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Slab
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 31.8 ft.
Total length: 82.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.09947, -76.80440   (decimal degrees)
42°05'58" N, 76°48'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/350794/4662395 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elmira
Inventory numbers
NY 7215720 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 79597 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2020: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Erie Lackawanna Railroad", "Norfolk Southern Railway", "Rail-to-trail"
  • December 1, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein

Comments 

Lake Street Lackawanna Trail Bridge
Posted January 21, 2020, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

This is now in use as part of the Lackawanna Trail although it is still owned by the railroad.

Story on trail bridges in Elmira with old picture:

https://www.stargazette.com/story/news/local/2019/06/19/elmi...

Lake Street Bridge
Posted January 21, 2020, by Joel Young (joel [dot] young [at] protonmail [dot] com)

The info needs to be revised. The original bridge was built in 1933, but it was replaced in 1961, which still stands today, though it was closed in 2011 to all traffic including pedestrians.