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Aldrich Change Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Doug Kerr

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BH Photo #178084

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Facts 

Overview
Parker pony truss bridge relocated and preserved at Aqueduct Park in Palmyra
Location
Palmyra, Wayne County, New York
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1858 to span the Erie Canal at Rochester; relocated 1880 to Palmyra; sold to farmer and relocated to cross Ganargua Creek; collapsed 1996; relocated and restored in Palmyra 2002-03
Builders
- G.W. Eddy Foundry of Waterford, New York
- John Hutchinson of Troy, New York
- Mohawk & Hudson Iron Works of Waterford, New York
Design
Cast-iron, 7-panel Parker pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 72.4 ft.
Total length: 72.4 ft.
Deck width: 13.3 ft.
Also called
Sexton Bridge
Aldrich Towing-path Change Bridge (full name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.06411, -77.24729   (decimal degrees)
43°03'51" N, 77°14'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/317013/4770385 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Palmyra
Inventory number
BH 44089 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 8, 2014: Updated by CANALLER: Added Info
  • September 13, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • September 19, 2010: New photos from Doug Kerr
  • February 12, 2010: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER NY-315 - Aldrich Towing-Path Change Bridge, Spanning New York State Heritage Trail, Aqueduct Park (moved from Macedon, NY), Palmyra, Wayne County, NY
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Doug Kerr
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com