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R&S - Lyons Bridge


Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923


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BH Photo #362697

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


Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Erie Canal on Rochester & Syracuse Railroad
Lyons, Wayne County, New York
Removed but not replaced
- Owego Bridge Co. of Owego, New York
- Interurban
- Rochester & Syracuse Railroad (R&S)
- Rochester, Syracuse & Eastern Rapid Railroad (RS&E)
(1)9-panel and (1)8-panel, pinned Pratt through trusses
Total length: 992.0 ft.
Also called
RS&E Bridge #14
RS 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:
Inventory numbers
RS Bridge #14
RS&E Bridge #14
BH 73450 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 30, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 23, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 22, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed from Warren to Pratt through truss and added stuff.
  • March 22, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • 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



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

Wayne county!!!!!!