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Union Street Bridge

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Union Street Bridge

Bridge lifts like a bascule span

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #291132

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Description 

It may look like a Whipple fixed truss bridge but it's a bascule bridge once open hydraulically instead the bridge lifts vertically like an elevator it raises like a see saw as a normal bascule bridge raises a little foot enough for boat traffic.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Erie Canal on Highway 259 Union Street
Location
Spencerport, Monroe County, New York
Status
No longer exists
Design
Whipple through truss bascule lift
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.19275, -77.80012   (decimal degrees)
43°11'34" N, 77°48'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/272475/4786026 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 62501 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Bascule (1,024)
Lost (18,686)
Monroe County, New York (125)
Movable (2,705)
New York (3,175)
Owned by state (13,695)
Spencerport, New York (4)
Through truss (12,892)
Truss (29,442)
Whipple truss (265)

Update Log 

  • June 1, 2016: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • November 25, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 15, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Union Street Bridge
Posted July 3, 2017, by Douglas Butler

Hey Dana

Do you know that this particular Whipple type truss bridge was a bascule bridge once built ? usually in the Upstate New York they're several vertical lift bridges that lifts horizontal straight up