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Peet Street Bridge


Peet Street Bridge

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt in July 2014


BH Photo #312812



Lost through truss bridge over Erie Canal on Peet Street
Niagara County, New York
Removed but not replaced
Built 1910
Double-intersection Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 148.0 ft.
Total length: 191.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.21444, -78.50556   (decimal degrees)
43°12'52" N, 78°30'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/702613/4787649 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1996)
Inventory numbers
NY 4454040 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26470 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 8, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • February 20, 2014: Updated by Jason Smith: Bridge expected to be removed in 2014-15 according to info from NYSDOT
  • January 13, 2014: Updated by CANALLER: Added Info & Photo.


  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net


Peet Street Bridge
Posted April 27, 2016, by Ross Brown (bluehavanaross [at] gmail [dot] com)

The satellite imagery of this bridge shows that it has been demolished.

Peet Street Bridge
Posted February 20, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)


The bridges of the Erie Canal were designed according to a standard plan and built by a wide variety of contractors. Therefore, the similarities between the bridges cannot be used to associate a builder. Empire Bridge Co. was one of the contractors who built these bridges, but a variety of contractors actually executed contracts for these double-Warren trusses (and the lift bridges) on the canal. For example, other contractors who built nearly identical bridges include McMyler-Interstate Company of Cleveland, Ohio, and Lackawanna Bridge Company of Buffalo, New York. Example: http://www.historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowse...

Peet Street Bridge
Posted February 20, 2014, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Karen, as far as info on the Peet Street Bridge is concerned, your wish is granted, together with the Wruck Road Bridge.

Link: http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2014/02/15/erie-canal-... Although Wruck was built by Empire Bridge Co., it is most likely that Peet was built by the same company as the trusses are clearly identical. The only difference is the dates the structures were closed permanently. Hope this helps. :-)


Peet Street Bridge
Posted February 19, 2014, by Karen Fischer (jwperson [at] aol [dot] com)

I haven't had a chance to take photographs as of yet. Canaller, it would be nice to post them to this site as well to Chronicle the bridge. If I can get the chance, I will get up to get photos.

Peet Street Bridge
Posted January 16, 2014, by CANALLER

K.F. & J.S.--

I had to re-schedule an appointment this afternoon, so I have the rest of the day off. Since the bridges are only 1/2-hour away, I should have enough daylight left to get some additional angles without all the tree leaves and brush. You guys can take a look at them and have copies of any that you like.


Peet Street Bridge
Posted January 16, 2014, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

CANALLER and Fischer,

I'm writing an update on some of the bridges for the Bridgehunter's Chronicles with an option of doing an article touring the Erie Canal Bridges. I was wondering if I could use a few of your pictures of the Peet Street and another aforementioned bridge in Niagra County for an article. If you could send them to the e-mail address with the attribute on them, that would be much appreciated. Thanks.


Peet Street Bridge
Posted January 15, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Then "simply" close it off to traffic and leave it in place.

Peet Street Bridge
Posted January 13, 2014, by K Fischer (jwperson [at] aol [dot] com)

The NYSDOT has the removal of this bridge scheduled for 2014. Contract is now out for bid. I will try to get photographs of this bridge before it is removed.

Peet Street Bridge
Posted April 16, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It would be so easy (and an absolute no-brainer) to just straighten this road out with the new bridge, and leave the old one in place. If you look at the satellite view you'll see what I mean.

But I guess that is way too simple-minded for most of our government agencies.......

Peet Street Bridge
Posted April 16, 2011, by Tom W (tdwujek [at] gmail [dot] com)

The Peet Street bridge is scheduled to be to removed by the end of summer 2011 according to the NY Canal Corporation.