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L&BR - Black River Bridge

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Lowville & Beaver River Railroad Bridge

Lowville NY

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in February 2014

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BH Photo #274165

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Description 

The Black River Bridge carried the Lowville & Beaver River Railroad in Lewis County, New York. The Black River Bridge was built with two spans, one of which was designed to swing open. No mechanisms were ever installed for the swing span.

Facts 

Overview
Warren swing through truss with no verticals bridge over Black River on Abandoned Lowville & Beaver River Railroad
Location
Lewis County, New York
Status
Closed abandoned
History
Built 1905
Railroad
- Lowville & Beaver River Railroad (LBR)
Design
Warren swing through truss with no verticals
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.82261, -75.46284   (decimal degrees)
43°49'21" N, 75°27'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/462781/4852275 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lowville
Inventory number
BH 50980 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 14, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Update on history; swing span!
  • February 10, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 7, 2014: Updated by CANALLER: Added Info & Photo.
  • January 5, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added info
  • January 16, 2012: Added by J.P.

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LBR - Black River Bridge
Posted May 20, 2017, by Sherman Cahal (shermancahal [at] gmail [dot] com)

Currently photographing this bridge - and noticed the east span is a swing span! I see no equipment installed nor does it look like any were installed. This could have been built when the Black River Canal was still operating?