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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
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
1,305
Inventory numbers
NY 5039547 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26465 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 64.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 24, 2017: New photos from Matthew
  • 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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