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Erie - Portage Viaduct (2nd)

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Overview
Pratt deck truss bridge over Genesee River on Erie Railroad
Location
Wyoming County, New York, and Livingston County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1875; Replaced 1903
Builders
- George S. Morison of New Bedford, Massachusetts (Resident Engineer of Eastern Division of Erie Railroad)
- Octave Chanute of Paris, France (Designer)
- Watson Manufacturing Co. of Paterson, New Jersey
Railroad
- Erie Railroad (ERIE)
Design
Pratt deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.57763, -78.04961   (decimal degrees)
42°34'39" N, 78°02'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/742130/4718132 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Portageville
Inventory number
BH 79680 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 17, 2019: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added George Morison as being involved with bridge.
  • December 11, 2017: Added by Luke

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Erie - Portage Viaduct (2nd)
Posted March 11, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

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