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DL&W - Williams Road Bridge

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DL&W - Williams Road Bridge

looking east in 1971

Photo taken by Devan Lawton - Morning Sun Books

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BH Photo #456051

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Description 

A very rare example of a continuous through truss using a polygonal Pennsylvania truss bracketed with parallel chord Baltimore trusses. Made even more unusual by the vertical endposts and the skew.

Build date guess comes from trade journal stating that the DL&W was going to be eliminating grade crossings in Sloan.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Continuous through truss bridge over William Street and Erie RR on DL&W City Branch
Location
Buffalo, Erie County, New York
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1915; Removed in the 1980s
Railroads
- Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (DLW)
- Erie Lackawanna Railroad (EL)
Design
Continuous Pennsylvania/Baltimore through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.88474, -78.80053   (decimal degrees)
42°53'05" N, 78°48'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/679613/4750362 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86651 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 16, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added probable build date
  • July 15, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • September 10, 2019: New photos from Geoff Hubbs

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