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NS - Portage Viaduct (4th)



First train over the new Portage Viaduct

Official Norfolk Southern photograph


BH Photo #413575



Steel arch bridge over Genesee River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Wyoming County, New York, and Livingston County, New York
Open to traffic
Built 2017
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Modjeski & Masters of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Steel arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.57770, -78.04935   (decimal degrees)
42°34'40" N, 78°02'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/742152/4718141 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 79681 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 20, 2021: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • August 22, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • June 9, 2019: New photos from Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 29, 2018: New photo from Josh Schmid
  • December 11, 2017: New photo from Andy Winegar
  • December 11, 2017: Added by Luke

Related Bridges 


  • Luke
  • Andy Winegar
  • Josh Schmid
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com


NS - Portage Viaduct (4th)
Posted May 22, 2020, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

For a modern bridge, this 2017 steel deck arch is fairly attractive in its scenic location in a state park. Look at photo #2, with a waterfall in the foreground. Though I'm always sad to see old bridges go, at least the replacement is a good looking classic design.

NS - Portage Viaduct (4th)
Posted March 11, 2019, by Luke


NS - Portage Viaduct (4th)
Posted August 31, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

I'm sure that's the one George. Multi year project. had asked permission to photo new and old bridge but was told no. Honor that as a responsible bridge hunter.

NS - Portage Viaduct (4th)
Posted August 31, 2018, by George oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks,Dana and Kay.I saw a commercial about visiting New York and it showed this bridge with a N/S train going over it.I am pretty sure this is the bridge because the commercial mentioned the state park.I'm pretty sure this is the only bridge in the park,isn't it?

NS - Portage Viaduct (4th)
Posted August 30, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

George this is new NS trestle, American Bridge Company, Cant view without Trespassing yet. Park Roads still closed in this area.