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LV/Erie Railroad Bridge 407

Photos 

General View Of Bridge

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #331256

Map 

Description 

A unique Baltimore truss configuration composed of a 3-panel and 7-panel span. To accommodate the skew of the crossing, the 3-panel southern truss is located opposite the 7-panel northern truss and vice versa. Likely demolished at some point after Conrail abandoned this stretch of the former LV Buffalo main.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Erie-Lackawanna Railroad (former Erie RR) & farm road on Lehigh Valley Railroad
Location
Batavia, Genesee County, New York
Status
Removed but not replaced
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Erie Lackawanna Railroad (EL)
- Erie Railroad (ERIE)
- Lehigh Valley Railroad (LV)
Design
Baltimore through truss
Also called
Conrail Batavia Industrial Track Bridge 407
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.99173, -78.12040   (decimal degrees)
42°59'30" N, 78°07'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/734749/4763920 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Stafford
Inventory number
BH 68277 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 3, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • HAER NY-51 - Lehigh Valley Railroad, Baltimore Through-Truss Bridge, State Route 5 Vicinity, Batavia, Genesee County, NY