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South Park Avenue Bridge


South Park Avenue Bridge

Buffalo NY

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013


BH Photo #265114


Street View 


Vertical lift through truss bridge over Buffalo River on South Park Avenue in Buffalo
Buffalo, Erie County, New York
Open to traffic
Built 1952; rehabilitated 2005
Vertical lift through truss
Length of largest span: 223.8 ft.
Total length: 313.0 ft.
Deck width: 47.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.9 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.86306, -78.84250   (decimal degrees)
42°51'47" N, 78°50'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/676247/4747865 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Buffalo SE
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
NY 2260650 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26030 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 60.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2020: New photo from Josh Schmid
  • September 25, 2018: New photos from Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 7, 2016: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • June 29, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 7, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 2, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • August 28, 2013: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • August 15, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • March 17, 2012: New Street View added by James Baughn



South Park Avenue Bridge
Posted June 23, 2020, by james field (jamescfield [at] icloud [dot] com)

As a child I remember this bridge which we called the rhumble bridge. it was constructed with a steel grid roadway surface (presumably to reduce weight as it was a lift bridge). As my Dad's car drove over the tire noise made a distinctive noise... a "rhumble".

I also recall that the Buffalo River was the most polluted river I have ever seen!

Jim Field

South Park Avenue Bridge
Posted September 13, 2016, by JP (pierre [at] robotfood [dot] com)

Watch the end of the video.