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Amherst Street Bridge

Photo 

Amherst Street Bridge

Photo from The Buffalo History Museum

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #474275

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Erie Canal on Amherst Street
Location
Buffalo, Erie County, New York
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1857
Builders
- J.M. Whipple
- Squire Whipple of Albany, New York
Design
Bowstring through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 117.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.93393, -78.90388   (decimal degrees)
42°56'02" N, 78°54'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/671037/4755609 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89654 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added build date and span length
  • August 14, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Cast iron", "Wrought Iron"
  • November 19, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added category "Whipple Cast+Wrought Iron Arch/Bowstring"
  • June 22, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Paul Plassman