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Bridge Street Bridge


Photo taken by Doug Kerr


BH Photo #178095

Street View 


Through truss bridge over Seneca River on Bridge Street in Seneca Falls
Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York
Open to traffic
Built 1915; rehabilitated 1997
Baltimore through truss
Length of largest span: 126.0 ft.
Total length: 175.9 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 9.0 ft.
Also called
Ovid Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.90917, -76.80056   (decimal degrees)
42°54'33" N, 76°48'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/353021/4752300 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Seneca Falls
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
NY 4435070 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26802 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 45 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 27, 2021: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • February 17, 2019: New photo from Marc N Belanger
  • August 31, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Riveted"
  • August 31, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 5, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added city
  • September 19, 2010: New photos from Doug Kerr


  • Doug Kerr
  • Luke
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Marc N Belanger - marcnbelanger [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Josh Schmid


Bridge Street Bridge
Posted December 12, 2009, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Upon further review...

According to the Internet Movie Database, the bridge scenes for "It's a Wonderful Life" were shot on a backlot at RKO Studios. The reason that George Bailey (James Stewart) is sweating in those scenes is because they were shot on days where the temperature was over 90.


So no, this is not the bridge where the scenes were shot.

Bridge Street Bridge
Posted January 24, 2009, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Highly unlikely.

The Internet Movie Data Base (imdb.com) lists the only New York location for shooting as Ithaca. I'm not a movie historian, by any means, but I suspect the bridge in IAWL was built on a sound stage.

Any movie historians wnat to take a shot at this one?

Bridge Street Bridge
Posted January 24, 2009, by Anonymous

Is this the bridge that was filmed in Its A Wonderful Life?