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US 20 Forsyth Bridge

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US 20 Forsyth Bridge

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #524711

Description 

Thanks to James Stewart for providing information and insight regarding this bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over New York Central and Nickel Plate RRs on US 20
Location
Chautauqua County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1924-5; replaced 1965
Railroads
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- New York, Chicago, & St. Louis Railroad (NKP)
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.28994, -79.65733   (decimal degrees)
42°17'24" N, 79°39'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/610691/4682841 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 97014 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 26, 2023: New photos from Paul Plassman
  • January 25, 2023: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added build date
  • January 24, 2023: Updated by Paul Plassman: Tweaked location per Historic Aerials
  • March 13, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Paul Plassman