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International Railway Co. - 18 Mile Creek Bridge (W)

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Photo taken by Mike Niethe

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BH Photo #352548

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Description 

This trestle spans 18 Mile Creek near Jackson Street in the City of Lockport. It can not be seen from the roadway because it is in a deep ravine lined by bushes and trees. In fact it can't be seen on Google satellite view because of the foliage. This trestle is about 200 yards west (downstream) from the other International Railway Company bridge listed on this website. This trestle is about 250 feet long. It's about 25 feet above the water where it crosses the creek. The span over the creek itself is steel. The approaches to the main span are supported by big wooden pilings. The rails are still in place on the trestle itself but they are buried in the ground at either end. This trestle has been abandoned for many years. It's been in it's present condition since I played on it many times in the 1960's. Today this bridge, along with the other International Railway Company bridge on this website are wholly on private property.

I included a photo of the 1909 Sanborn map of the site which shows this trestle on the left along with the big I.R.C. trestle on the right. The buildings shown on the map are now gone.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over 18 Mile Creek on International Railway Co.
Location
Lockport, Niagara County, New York
Status
Abandoned
Railroads
- International Railway Co. (IRC)
- Interurban
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 250.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.18318, -78.69725   (decimal degrees)
43°10'59" N, 78°41'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/687137/4783731 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 71989 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 26, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added GPS (?)
  • April 26, 2016: Added by Michael Niethe

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