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Main Street Swing Bridge

Photos 

Image

Photo taken by Mike Niethe

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BH Photo #352652

Map 

Description 

I know little about this bridge with the exception of seeing this photograph in the Niagara County Historian's office in Lockport NY. The handwritten caption at the bottom is "Iron Swinging Bridge of 1890's - Olcott". From the photo it would appear that this bridge is in the same location as the other Main Street bridge in Olcott that is listed on this website. 18 Mile Creek is the only waterway in Olcott that would need a bridge. Photo is courtesy of the Niagara County Historian's Office.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over 18 Mile Creek on Main Street
Location
Olcott, Niagara County, New York
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1877, Replaced ca. 1897
Design
Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.33740, -78.71683   (decimal degrees)
43°20'15" N, 78°43'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/685078/4800815 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newfane
Inventory number
BH 72030 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,229)
Built 1877 (81)
Built during 1870s (903)
Lost (18,949)
Movable (2,712)
New York (3,247)
Niagara County, New York (61)
Olcott, New York (2)
Pony truss (15,088)
Pratt pony truss (3,200)
Pratt truss (8,071)
Replaced by new bridge (12,572)
Swing (1,251)
Truss (29,557)

Update Log 

  • May 2, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 29, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added build date
  • April 29, 2016: Added by Michael Niethe

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