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Wruck Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in September 2007

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BH Photo #131740

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Erie Canal on Wruck Road
Location
Niagara County, New York
Status
Closed to all traffic as of Sept. '07 and later removed
History
Built 1910
Design
Double-intersection Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 148.0 ft.
Total length: 191.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.20972, -78.53500   (decimal degrees)
43°12'35" N, 78°32'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/700237/4787054 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gasport
Average daily traffic (as of 2001)
665
Inventory numbers
NY 4454050 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26475 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 8, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • January 13, 2014: Updated by CANALLER: Added Info.
  • July 27, 2009: New photos from James Baughn
  • March 6, 2009: Updated by Joshua Collins: status

Sources 

  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

Wruck Road Bridge
Posted April 28, 2016, by Michael Niethe (michaelniethe [at] gmail [dot] com)

I drove to Wruck Road last week for the purpose of getting some nice photos of the bridge.

The bridge is gone.

I don't know when it was removed. It was there a few years ago.

Wruck Road Bridge
Posted April 27, 2016, by Ross Brown (bluehavanaross [at] gmail [dot] com)

The satellite imagery on this bridge appears to show that it has been demolished.

Wruck Road Bridge
Posted January 13, 2014, by K Fischer (jwperson [at] aol [dot] com)

This bridge is slated for removal this spring 2014. Contract is being let right now. This contract also includes the Peet Street Bridge which is also closed.

Wruck Road Bridge
Posted April 16, 2011, by Todd (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

What a dreadful choice to make. Destroying two fine trusses that could be fixed and converted to pedestian use. What fun is to be exploring the historic Erie canal (I toured the canal at Lockport NY, as an example.) with abandoned abutments and concrete slabs. YUCK.

Wruck Road Bridge
Posted April 16, 2011, by Tom (tommyboy6181 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge along with the nearby Peet St bridge are both scheduled to be torn down by the NY Canal Corporation by the end of Summer 2011. No replacements for either bridge are scheduled.

Wruck Road Bridge
Posted February 3, 2008, by Joshua Collins (bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com)

I visited this bridge in September 2007, it was closed. The north end approach was deteriorating badly underneath. I am guessing this is why it was closed.