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Niagara Street Bridge

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Photo taken by James Baughn in July 2009

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Ellicott Creek on Niagara Street in Tonawanda
Location
Tonawanda, Erie County, New York, and Niagara County, New York
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1909
Builders
- Empire Engineering of New York City, New York
- J.B. & J.M. Cornell Co. of Cold Spring, New York & New York, New York
Design
Riveted double-intersection Warren through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.02101, -78.87662   (decimal degrees)
43°01'16" N, 78°52'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/673017/4765336 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tonawanda West
Inventory number
BH 43068 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 10, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 15, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 11, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • December 4, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • July 27, 2009: New photos from James Baughn

Sources 

  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein

Comments 

Niagara Street Bridge
Posted December 4, 2010, by Patrick Ryan (chaz1028 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I remember going over this bridge in a car in the early 70's before it was transitioned to pedestrian use only. Originally, the pedestrian walkway was cantelevered on the south side of the bridge and the deck made up of boards- very freaky for a kid to walk over! It was at this juncture of Ellicott Creek and Tonawanda Creek that the Erie Canal was dug on it's way south to Buffalo, along the Niagara River.