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Bailey Road - Genesee River Bridge

Map 

Description 

Lost Through Truss bridge over Genesee River. Destroyed 1972 Hurricane Agnes, Truss remnants visible in River.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Genesee River on Bailey Road
Location
Portage, Wyoming County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Huricain Agnes Casulty. Local legend one of two origins for "whiskey" bridge. One Built by Irish imigrants and drank so much whiskey it was called whiskey Bridge. Two: Livingston county "wet" Wyoming county "dry" Whiskey hidden under bridge and smugg
Design
Through truss
Also called
"Whiskey Bridge"
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.55881, -78.04633   (decimal degrees)
42°33'32" N, 78°02'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/742473/4716052 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 74412 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Lost (18,686)
Lost 1972 (37)
Lost during 1970s (387)
New York (3,175)
Portage, New York (2)
Replaced by new bridge (12,384)
Through truss (12,892)
Truss (29,442)
Wyoming County, New York (35)

Update Log 

  • November 22, 2016: Added by Dana and Kay Klein

Comments 

Bailey Road - Genesee River Bridge
Posted June 29, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Visited this bridge today. It IS in the river! Will visit at lower water. Could get picture from replacement but alas Batteries Died!