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Ilion Moseley Bridge

Photos 

Bridge Square

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BH Photo #510906

Description 

Bridge crossed the Erie Canal near the southern end of what is now Central Avenue at a location known as "Bridge Square." The canal was filled in at the completion of the NYS Barge Canal.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Erie Canal on Railroad Street in Ilion.
Location
Ilion, Herkimer County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Replaced by a lift bridge in 1897.
Builder
- Moseley Iron Bridge & Roof Co. of Boston, Massachusetts
Design
Bowstring pony truss
Also called
Bridge Square Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.01653, -75.03510   (decimal degrees)
43°00'60" N, 75°02'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/497139/4762651 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94853 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 28, 2021: New photos from Chester Gehman

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Ilion Moseley Bridge
Posted October 28, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Fantastic bridge Chet!

Ilion Moseley Bridge
Posted October 28, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Wow, awesome find! Interesting overhead bracing.