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West Ferry Street Bridge

Photos 

West Ferry Street Bridge

Raising

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

Enlarge

BH Photo #273310

Map 

Street Views 

Video 

Ferry Street Bridge opening

Brian W

Play video on YouTube

Description 

West Ferry Bridge is the only bridge for highway traffic that has a machinery built in the bascule truss while the operating strut fixed to the counterweight bridge tower, one in Texas is removed. However the Strauss type is in Canada remains however is no longer navigable, was another Heel trunnion type also in Canada but is removed.

may 2016-Talked with the crew restoring the bridge. They replaced structural steel, Replace or built sidewalks (cannot remember) and painted it. It should be back open by the time of this post.

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Black Rock Canal on West Ferry Street in Buffalo
Location
Buffalo, Erie County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1913
Builder
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 164.7 ft.
Total length: 224.7 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 9.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.91500, -78.90250   (decimal degrees)
42°54'54" N, 78°54'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/671202/4753510 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Buffalo NW
Inventory numbers
NY 2260660 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26036 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2015)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 30.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2000)
1,015

Update Log 

  • October 1, 2016: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 30, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • July 22, 2016: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: description
  • April 18, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • January 19, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 15, 2015: New video from Douglas Butler
  • August 2, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • December 27, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • January 24, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • January 18, 2014: Updated by CANALLER: Added Info & Photo.
  • March 17, 2012: New Street View added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein