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Michigan Avenue Bascule Bridge

Photos 

Old Michigan Avenue Bridge

Once in operation before it was replaced

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #283213

Map 

Description 

This Belidor bascule bridge designed by Bernard Forest de Belidor is a rolling counterweight bascule bridge which rolls down the counterweight track and raise the drawspan.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Buffalo River on Michigan Avenue
Location
Buffalo, Erie County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1895; Replaced 1960
Builder
- Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Design
Warren pony truss bascule bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.87165, -78.87288   (decimal degrees)
42°52'18" N, 78°52'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/673741/4748757 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Buffalo SE
Inventory number
BH 60847 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 16, 2017: New photos from Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 17, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builder + imagery
  • May 14, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • May 5, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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