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Five Arch Bridge

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Five Arch Bridge from downstream

Photo taken by Patrick J. McCormick

Map 

Description 

Built in 1856-57 by the Genesee Valley Railroad to span the Conesus Lake Outlet on the Rochester-Avon-Geneseo-Mount Morris line. This bridge is 200 feet long, 12 feet wide and constructed of limestone mined from a local quarry. The line was electrified in 1907 by the Erie Railroad, with three interurban trolley runs daily between the City of Rochester and the Village of Mount Morris. In 1941 the Avon to Mount Morris branchline was abandoned and the rails over the bridge were removed.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Conesus Lake Outlet
Location
Avon, Livingston County, New York
Status
Closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Bridge has become center piece of small town park and preservation is on-going.
History
Built in 1857 by Genesee Valley R.R. (Erie / Erie-Lackawanna R.R.) over the Conesus Lake Outlet.
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Span length: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 200.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 4, 2012
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.89873, -77.76413   (decimal degrees)
42°53'55" N, 77°45'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/274323/4753276 (zone/easting/northing)
USGS topographic map
Caledonia
Inventory numbers
NRHP 11001001 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 48442 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 20, 2011: New photos from Patrick J. McCormick
  • March 18, 2011: Added by Patrick J. McCormick

Sources 

  • Patrick J. McCormick - pbem [at] rochester [dot] rr [dot] com