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Washington Street Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken August 2007

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BH Photo #188708

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The Washington Street Lift Bridge (also known as the Adams Basin Lift Bridge) was rehabilitated during 2006-2007. It had to be parked and shored in the up position during its time of inoperability and renovation so as not to impede boat traffic on the Erie Canal. It was finally able to be lowered and reopened to vehicular traffic in December 2006, and cosmetic work continued into the summer of 2007. The bridge is not manned full time, and is not presently capable of remote operation. Boat traffic needing it to lift must call the nearby Union Street Lift Bridge operator in Spencerport via marine VHF or cellular phone, and they then drive to this bridge to open it.

Reopening reported by NY Stat DOT here: https://www.nysdot.gov/portal/page/portal/news/press-release...

Facts 

Overview
Vertical lift bridge over Erie Canal on Washington Street
Location
Monroe County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1912; rehabilitated 2006-07
Design
Warren pony truss vertical lift
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 118.8 ft.
Total length: 144.7 ft.
Deck width: 18.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 8.0 ft.
Also called
Adams Basin Lift Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.19556, -77.85389   (decimal degrees)
43°11'44" N, 77°51'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/268117/4786485 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Spencerport
Inventory numbers
NY 4443590 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26294 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2015)
Deck condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 74.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
2,721

Update Log 

  • May 16, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 10, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • January 8, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • August 28, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Douglas Butler
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net