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BR&P - Springville Trestle

Photos 

Springvilletrestle1

Photo taken by Kay Klein

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BH Photo #356701

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned deck truss bridge over Cattaraugus Creek on Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad
Location
Springville, Erie County, New York, and Cattaraugus County, New York
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
- Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad (BPRR)
- Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railroad (BR&P)
Design
Warren deck truss with all verticals
Also called
BPRR - Springville Trestle
Cascade Viaduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.47770, -78.68300   (decimal degrees)
42°28'40" N, 78°40'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/690451/4705418 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ashford Hollow
Inventory number
BH 68384 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 18, 2019: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 16, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • June 27, 2016: New photos from Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 8, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

Comments 

BR&P - Springville Trestle
Posted January 25, 2021, by ECRT (pcramer [at] ecattrail [dot] org)

This line isn't abandoned but is in fact railbanked for use as a future multi-use trail. Buffalo Pittsburgh Railroad still owns the line and retains the right to reactivate it for rail service. The rails were pulled in 2010. There currently is a feasibility study underway to evaluate the bridge for rehabilitation for pedestrian use for foot/bike traffic. It would be a major attraction in the area for rail fans and outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the amazing vistas of the surrounding area and Cattaraugus Creek. For more information, visit: www.ecattrail.org

BR&P - Springville Trestle
Posted November 17, 2020, by Fred M. Cain (fredmcain [at] bringbackroute66 [dot] com)

I would like to clarify my previous post. The re-railing of this line appears to have been no more than a rumor among a few railfans. This line is dead and that's a darn shame but such is life.

Regards,

Fred M. Cain

BR&P - Springville Trestle
Posted November 16, 2020, by Fred M. Cain (fredmcain [at] bringbackroute66 [dot] com)

I'm not sure this bridge is abandoned. Or is it? From what I've been able to gather, the rails were pulled up only to be re-laid again. Is that right?

If so, that would be a most unusual development. Usually, when a line is gone, it's gone for good.

Regards,

Fred M. Cain