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R&S - Lyons Bridge

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Description 

The former Rochester, Syracuse & Eastern Bridge carried the Rochester, Syracuse & Eastern Rapid interurban (RS&E) over the Erie Canal in Lyons, New York.

Financial issues forced the RS&E to merge with the Auburn & Northern Electric Railroad and the Syracuse, Lake Shore & Northern Railroad, forming Empire United Railways. The new company failed in 1915 and was dissolved into individual interurbans a year later.

The RS&E reorganized as the Rochester & Syracuse Railroad in 1917. It remained in operation until June 27, 1931 when it was abandoned. The railroad bridge superstructures were later removed.

A Warren truss bridge to carry a natural gas pipeline was constructed on some of the piers of the RS&E Bridge in 1956.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Erie Canal on Rochester & Syracuse Railroad
Location
Lyons, Wayne County, New York
Status
Removed but not replaced
Builder
- Owego Bridge Co. of Owego, New York
Railroads
- Interurban
- Rochester & Syracuse Railroad (R&S)
- Rochester, Syracuse & Eastern Rapid Railroad (RS&E)
Design
Warren through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 992.0 ft.
Also called
RS Bridge #14
RS&E Bridge #14
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.06258, -76.99715   (decimal degrees)
43°03'45" N, 76°59'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/337379/4769699 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lyons
Inventory numbers
RS Bridge #14
RS&E Bridge #14
BH 73450 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 21, 2017: Updated by Luke: County change
  • April 20, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: History
  • September 1, 2016: New Street View added by Luke

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Rochester, Syracuse & Eastern - Lyons Bridge
Posted April 21, 2017, by Alan Francis (alanefrancis [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Wayne county!!!!!!