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Erie Canal Bridge



Photo taken by Frank Hicks in March 2011

BH Photo #195398



Vertical lift bridge over Erie Canal on NY 250 in Fairport
Monroe County, New York
Open to traffic
Built 1914; rehabilitated 1988
Vertical lift
Length of largest span: 138.8 ft.
Total length: 159.8 ft.
Deck width: 36.7 ft.
Also called
Main Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.10139, -77.44194   (decimal degrees)
43°06'05" N, 77°26'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/301284/4774968 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
NY 4443220 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26268 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2011)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 705 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 22, 2017: New photos from Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 21, 2017: New photos from Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 20, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 27, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • October 12, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • March 16, 2011: New photos from Frank Hicks



Erie Canal Bridge
Posted March 21, 2017, by Douglas Butler

Then studied the inventors also since 2000 past 17 years as a student then I drawn just about every single movable bridge type rolling lift bascule bridges heel trunnion bascule bridges bascule bridges single and double leaf double decker bridges lift and swing bridges so I came across bridge hunter and that is the Great source of inspiration for bridges especially with maps

Erie Canal Bridge
Posted March 21, 2017, by Douglas Butler

Well as a kid grown up in Ohio I

started drawn ore loaders and ships after I had a dream of a rail bridge of a jackknife type then few days later I seen the actual structure in the raised position abandoned next to Jefferson street and West 3rd street. I started drawidrawing this particular bridge and years later at 12 years old I explore this bridge and ironic this railroad bascule bridge had the counterweight high up above the tracks. Then I explore another bridge next to the Lorain Carniege bridge years later I studied movable drawbridge types around the United States and Canada and foreign bridges at the university library

Erie Canal Bridge
Posted March 21, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Douglas how did you know we were visiting this bridge today? Now that's bridge hunting!

Erie Canal Bridge
Posted March 21, 2017, by Douglas Butler

Hey Dana

so what got you interested in bridges?