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Lafayette Spring Street Bridge


General View, North Side, To Southeast From West Bank

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #309272


Street View 


An example of early twentieth-century reinforced concrete construction using the "Melan-von Emperger" systems of steel reinforcement. The western two spans were constructed as part of a grade crossing elimination program active throughout New York State during the years between 1910 and 1920. The Lafayette Street viaduct, all five spans, was designed by William Mueser of the Concrete-Steel Engineering Co. Information about Mueser, the company, and another historically significant concrete arch bridge may be found in HAER No. NY-173, Court Street Bridge, Watertown, New York.

-- Historic American Engineering Record


Deck arch bridge over Oswegatchie River on Lafayette Spring Street in Ogdensburg
Ogdensburgh, St. Lawrence County, New York
Open to traffic
Built 1916; rehabilitated 1994
- Concrete-Steel Engineering Co. of New York, New York (Consulting Engineers)
- Kirk, Raleigh, & Co. of Syracuse, New York (Contractor)
- Mark D. Ewell (Resident Engineer)
- William Mueser of Moers, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Supervising Engineer)
Open-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 136.8 ft.
Total length: 596.8 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.69000, -75.49389   (decimal degrees)
44°41'24" N, 75°29'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/460864/4948632 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ogdensburg East
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
NY 2221890 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26831 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 68.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 6, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 29, 2014: HAER photos posted by Dave King
  • February 8, 2014: Updated by CANALLER: Added Info & Photo.

Related Bridges 


  • HAER NY-174 - Lafayette-Spring Street Bridge, Lafayette & Spring Street, spanning Oswegatchie River, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, NY
  • Dana and Kay Klein