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Broad Street Bridge


Photo taken by Bob Melville


BH Photo #154919


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Stone arch bridge over Genesee River on Subway Tunnel in Rochester
Monroe County, New York
Open to traffic
Built 1836 as Erie Canal Aqueduct
- Rochester Industrial & Rapid Transit Railway (RSB)
- Subway
Stone arch
Total length: 436.7 ft.
Also called
Subway Tunnel Bridge
RSB - Genesee River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.15444, -77.60972   (decimal degrees)
43°09'16" N, 77°36'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/287814/4781272 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rochester East
Inventory numbers
NY 2256077 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26292 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2008)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 63.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2021: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 21, 2017: New photos from Dana and Kay Klein
  • June 27, 2014: Updated by Thomas: Added the year when the bridge was built.
  • April 3, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Subway", "Rochester Industrial & Rapid Transit Railway", "Railroad", "Rail-and-Road"


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  • Luke
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Geoff Hubbs


Subway Tunnel Bridge
Posted April 13, 2009, by Bob Melville (wrm [at] rochester [dot] rr [dot] com)

This bridge is now generally known as the Broad St Bridge. It was originally constructed to carry the Erie Canal over the Genesee River. When the canal was rerouted away from this spot in the early 1900's a second, stone arch roadway bridge was constructed on top of the canal bridge. The abandoned canalway then became a subway tunnel.

The subway is now gone - today only the upper roadway deck remains in service.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.