GTW - International Railroad Bridge
This bridge consisted of three sections: 1,967.5 feet across the main channel of the Niagara River, 1,167 feet across Squaw (now Unity) Island, and 517 feet across the back channel of the Niagara River.
The bridge had two swing spans: a 362' span on the main channel bridge, offering two channels of 160'; and a swing span on the Black Rock Harbour channel with two 90' channel openings.
Source: Description of the International Bridge, by Sir Casimir Stanislaus Gzowski, https://www.google.com/books/edition/Description_of_the_Inte...
- Lost Whipple through truss swing bridge over Niagara River on Grand Trunk Railway
- Buffalo, Erie County, New York
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1870-1873; completed October 1873; opened November 3, 1873; replaced 1901
- - Casimir Gzowski (Engineer)
- Phoenix Iron Works of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (Fabricator)
- - Grand Trunk Railroad (GT)
- Whipple through truss
West to east,
Three Whipple through truss spans, 197' each
Three Whipple through truss spans, 248' each
Swing span, 362'
One Whipple through truss span, 197'
Timber trestle across Squaw (Unity) Island
Swing span across Black Rock Harbour
Length of largest span: 362.0 ft.
Total length: 3,651.5 ft. (0.7 mi.)
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.92950, -78.90931 (decimal degrees)
42°55'46" N, 78°54'34" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/670606/4755107 (zone/easting/northing)
- Inventory number
- BH 100241 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- August 25, 2022: Added by Paul Plassman