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Whirlpool Rapids Bridge

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Overview
Double-decker steel arch bridge over the Niagara River at Niagara Falls, New York
Location
Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York
Status
Open to rail traffic on upper deck and two-lane highway traffic on lower deck
History
Built 1897
Builder
- Leffert L. Buck of Canton, New York (Designer)
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
- VIA Rail (VIA)
Design
Steel deck arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 549.9 ft.
Total length: 789.7 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 10.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.10917, -79.05778   (decimal degrees)
43°06'33" N, 79°03'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/658028/4774768 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Niagara Falls
Inventory numbers
NY 5039547 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26465 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 64.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
1,936

Update Log 

  • August 9, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 9, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • July 31, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • May 3, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden

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