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Plum's Bridge

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Wilson bridge

Plums Bridge Wilson New York

From an old postcard

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BH Photo #473748

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Description 

This view is from a postcard in my collection. It is marked "Plums Bridge, Wilson N.Y."

The Village of Wilson is in Niagara County, on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.

I know nothing about this bridge with the exception of this postcard. I'm fairly familiar with this area, and I'm confident that this bridge no longer exists. Studying the view, my best guess is that this bridge was at (or near) the location of the present day Lake Road (Route 18) bridge that spans 12 Mile Creek near Roosevelt Beach.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over 12 Mile Creek
Location
Wilson, Niagara County, New York
Status
Demolished
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Lenticular through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.30765, -78.83473   (decimal degrees)
43°18'28" N, 78°50'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/675606/4797256 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89579 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 12, 2020: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added design & builder info
  • June 12, 2020: New photo from Mike Niethe

Sources 

  • Mike Niethe - michaelniethe [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com