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St. Helena Bridge (1904)

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St. Helena Bridge - east abutment

Photo taken by James Stewart

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BH Photo #546698

Description 

This was the third bridge over the Genesee River at St. Helena. Earlier renditions included a covered bridge destroyed by ice in 1884, which was replaced in 1886 by an iron truss bridge that was also wrecked by an ice jam in 1904.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Genesee River at St. Helena
Location
St. Helena, Livingston County, New York, and Wyoming County, New York
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1904; removed 1950 due to construction of Mt. Morris Dam downstream
Builder
- Rochester Bridge & Construction Co. of Rochester, New York
Design
Three-span, pin-connected Baltimore through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.62114, -77.98764   (decimal degrees)
42°37'16" N, 77°59'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/254981/4723072 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 101445 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 24, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Tweaked name for chronology purposes
  • December 23, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added builder
  • December 8, 2022: New photos from Paul Plassman
  • November 20, 2022: Added by Paul Plassman

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