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Ted Wind Bridge


This photo was taken from Lock 17.

Photo taken by Mike Niethe in June 2019


BH Photo #451323


This bridge is a few hundred yards east of the historic Lock 17 on the Erie Canal. This is a unique area in that the Mohawk River runs parallel to the canal, separated by Moss Island, an area popular with hikers and rock climbers.

There is a large hydroelectric plant a few hundred yards west of Lock 17, along with historic mills along the rapids.

The official name of this bridge is the "Theodore Windsor Memorial Bridge", but for whatever reason, the namesake's name is often shortened to "Ted Wind".


Curved high-level steel stringer bridge over Mohawk River & Erie Canal on New York Route 169 in Little Falls
Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York
Open to traffic
Built 1982
Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 364.8 ft.
Total length: 2,079.2 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 43.6 ft.
Also called
Theodore Windsor Memorial Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.03816, -74.84466   (decimal degrees)
43°02'17" N, 74°50'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/512653/4765063 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
NY 4050290 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 85804 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 97.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 18, 2022: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • August 18, 2020: Updated by Nick Boppel: Update and expand page
  • July 1, 2019: New photo from Mike Niethe


  • Mike Niethe - michaelniethe [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Josh Schmid