Lehigh Valley Trail - Wadsworth Junction Bridge
Wadsworth Junction Bridge
Facing east, the bridge crosses the Genesee River at the location known as Wadsworth Junction, where the Lehigh Valley RR and Pennsylvania RR crossed. If you examine the photo carefully, you might wonder where the trains actually travelled, given the diagonal metalwork above the modern trail. The trains traveled across the top of the bridge!
Photo taken by Paige Miller in October 2004
BH Photo #249410
The Lehigh Valley Railroad built this bridge over the Genesee River in 1891, giving them a connection from New York City (actually Newark, NJ) to Buffalo, NY. The bridge was closed to railroad traffic in 1976, and the rails were removed shortly thereafter. Now this bridge, and all of the Lehigh Valley railroad right-of-way in Monroe County, is a part of the Lehigh Valley Trail.
Wadsworth Junction is the name of the junction where the Lehigh Valley Rairoad crossed over the Pennsylvania Railroad. This bridge carried the Lehigh Valley RR not only over the Genesee River but also over the Pennsylvania RR. A very long trestle on the east side of the river, and a shorter trestle on the west side of the river, carried the Lehigh Valley RR above the river valley; stone supports of this long trestle remain today.
- Truss bridge over Genesee River on Lehigh Valley Railroad
- Monroe County, New York, and Genesee County, New York
- Open to pedestrians only
- Built 1896
- - Lehigh Valley Railroad (LV)
- Warren deck truss
- Also called
- LV - Genesee River Bridge
Lehigh Valley Trail - Genesee River Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +42.98443, -77.73175 (decimal degrees)
42°59'04" N, 77°43'54" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/277277/4762707 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 55610 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- February 23, 2013: Updated by Paige Miller: grammatical correction
- February 21, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added type & Categories.
- February 21, 2013: Added by Paige Miller