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LV - Spring Creek Trestle

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Spring Creek Trestle

Wooden trestle over Spring Creek, built by the Lehigh Valley Railroad, circa 1895. Now on private property.

Photo taken by Paige Miller in February 2005

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BH Photo #249265

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Description 

This bridge was built by the Lehigh Valley Railroad to cross a small stream known as Spring Creek. It was abandoned in 1968, but the bridge was left in place. The bridge is unusual in that it is curved and ballasted. The bridge is on private property, and the photos were taken with permission of both the land-owner and the tenant.

Facts 

Overview
Timber stringer bridge over Spring Creek on former Lehigh Valley Railroad (currently a private road)
Location
Lima, Livingston County, New York
Status
Open to private road traffic
Railroad
- Lehigh Valley Railroad (LV)
Design
Timber stringer, wood trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.89365, -77.59949   (decimal degrees)
42°53'37" N, 77°35'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/287749/4752283 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Honeoye Falls
Inventory number
BH 55583 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (13,544)
Lehigh Valley Railroad (81)
Lima, New York (1)
Livingston County, New York (52)
New York (3,581)
Open (37,869)
Owned privately (1,455)
Preserved (1,113)
Rail-to-road (308)
Railroad (14,137)
Timber stringer (3,519)

Update Log 

  • February 17, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Edited entry to show that the bridge is /technically/ open, but only to private traffic, added categories.
  • February 17, 2013: Added by Paige Miller

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