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Campbell Blvd. Bridge



Lost through truss bridge over Erie Canal on NY 270
Erie County, New York, and Niagara County, New York
Replaced by new through truss bridge
Built 1941; replaced 2008-09
Through truss
Length of largest span: 179.8 ft.
Total length: 366.8 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.06957, -78.77090   (decimal degrees)
43°04'10" N, 78°46'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/681488/4770951 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tonawanda East
Inventory numbers
NY 4044050 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26009 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2009)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 44.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)

Update Log 

  • January 18, 2014: Updated by CANALLER: Added Info.


Campbell Blvd. Bridge
Posted November 10, 2009, by Tom (tommyboy6181 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Also, I wanted to add that the new bridge is a bolted warren truss, very similar to the new Prospect Street bridge in Lockport. Only difference is the middle of the bridge is taller to more closely resemble the old bridge that used to be in place.

Campbell Blvd. Bridge
Posted November 10, 2009, by Tom (tommyboy6181 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I live near and use this bridge every day. This bridge was closed on December 1, 2008 and demolished due to extensive deterioration of the truss and concrete piers. It was demolished within 6 weeks of closure. The bridge used to be approximately 355 ft long with an approximately 180 ft center truss and 2 through girder approaches.

The old bridge was demolished using a floating barge for support and 2 cranes (1 that could handle 650 tons and a 2nd that could handle 300 tons). Since no materials were allowed in the canal, the bridge was supported by the cranes and cut into sections. Then, the bridge would move closer to land as the truss got smaller.

The replacement bridge opened on June 3, 2009 which was earlier than expected. The project used incentives to keep the closure to a minimum.

This bridge now features a massive truss that is 305 ft long. The roadway also now features shoulders and 2 sidewalks were added. 2 overlooks were added- 1 on both sides of the canal. Artwork panels were added to the abutments which are visible from the canal and bike path which goes underneath the bridge. The green color of the old bridge has been changed to the current gray/tan that is used in this region.

The closure lasted 6 months and ribbon cutting for the new bridge was on 9/11/2009.

The project page is here: https://www.nysdot.gov/regional-offices/region5/projects/cam...