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MHWA - Erie Canal Bridge


Photo taken by Andy Arthur

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #276560

Street Views 


Written by Mike Niethe

NOTE: This bridge is at the north end of Barnes Avenue in the City of Utica.
The Barnes Avenue Bridge (and all of Barnes Avenue) have been totally abandoned, meaning that one can not drive to this bridge (at least legally, that is).
The bridge can be reached by walking the length of Barnes Avenue from Oriskany Street, or by parking at the Mohawk Street Bridge in Whitesboro and walking east on the Erie Canalway Trail.
The trail route is about 1.75 miles to the bridge (3.5 miles round trip).
This is a pleasant (but long) walk along the canal.


Warren through truss with sub-panels bridge over Erie Canal on Mohawk Adirondack and Northern Railroad
Utica, Oneida County, New York
Open to traffic
- Mohawk, Adirondack, & Northern Railroad (MHWA)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg Railroad (RW&O)
Warren through truss with sub-panels
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.12309, -75.24215   (decimal degrees)
43°07'23" N, 75°14'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/480301/4774511 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Utica East
Inventory number
BH 60023 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 21, 2020: Essay added by Mike Niethe
  • January 2, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 4, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • March 1, 2014: Added by Luke Harden


  • Luke
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Mike Niethe - michaelniethe [at] gmail [dot] com