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Niagara Street Bridge


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Photo taken by James Baughn in July 2009


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BH Photo #143533

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Through truss bridge over Ellicott Creek on Niagara Street in Tonawanda
Tonawanda, Erie County, New York
Open to pedestrians
Future prospects
At risk for demolition and replacement by a Mail Order Bridge (MOB) for pedestrian use.
Built 1909
- Empire Engineering Corp. of New York City, New York
- J.B. & J.M. Cornell Co. of Cold Spring, New York & New York, New York
Riveted double-intersection Warren through truss
Also called
Long Homestead Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.02101, -78.87662   (decimal degrees)
43°01'16" N, 78°52'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/673017/4765336 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tonawanda West
Inventory number
BH 43068 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2022: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added locally used bridge name and noted bridge is at risk for a replacement with MOB.
  • October 10, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 15, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 11, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • December 4, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • July 27, 2009: New photos from James Baughn



Niagara Street Bridge
Posted November 21, 2021, by Neil Ferguson (nef21894 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is entirely in Erie County. Should be removed from Niagara county.

Niagara Street Bridge
Posted December 4, 2010, by Patrick Ryan (chaz1028 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I remember going over this bridge in a car in the early 70's before it was transitioned to pedestrian use only. Originally, the pedestrian walkway was cantelevered on the south side of the bridge and the deck made up of boards- very freaky for a kid to walk over! It was at this juncture of Ellicott Creek and Tonawanda Creek that the Erie Canal was dug on it's way south to Buffalo, along the Niagara River.