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U&MV - Herkimer Bridge


East Herkimer Trolley Bridge

East Herkimer Trolley Bridge

Postcard, Skip Gatermann Collection

BH Photo #193313

Street View 


Closed-spandrel concrete arch bridge over West Canada Creek on Trolley Tracks
Herkimer, Herkimer County, New York
Future prospects
There is a local desire to have the bridge converted for pedestrian usage: https://www.facebook.com/HerkimerTrolleyBridge
Built 1902; Abandoned 1933
- Beckwith & Quackenbush of Rome, New York & Mohawk, New York (Arch Contractor)
- Osborn Engineering Co. of Cleveland, Ohio (Designer)
- Passaic Rolling Mill Co. of Paterson, New Jersey (Truss Fabricator)
- Snare & Triest Co. of New York City, New York (Truss Erector)
- Interurban
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- New York State Railways
- Utica & Mohawk Valley Railway (U&MV)
7 62' Closed-spandrel concrete arches
3 66.5' Closed-spandrel concrete arches
1 225' vertical-endposted Pratt through truss.
3 55' Deck plate girders
Length of largest span: 225.0 ft.
Total length: 1,023.5 ft.
Also called
Herkimer Trolley Bridge
U&MV - West Canada Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.02869, -74.97377   (decimal degrees)
43°01'43" N, 74°58'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/502136/4764001 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 48027 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 27, 2022: New photo from David Shedlock
  • December 27, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • December 13, 2021: New photo from Paul Plassman
  • January 15, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • April 4, 2016: Updated by Luke: Corrected type, Added builders & additional imagery.
  • January 28, 2013: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • January 27, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder, edited city, added categories.
  • March 21, 2011: Updated by Frank Hicks: Added GPS
  • February 5, 2011: Added by Skip Gatermann


U&MV - Herkimer Bridge
Posted July 27, 2022, by barry woltag (bwoltag [at] austin [dot] rr [dot] com)
U&MV - Herkimer Bridge
Posted October 15, 2017, by Barry Woltag (bwoltag [at] yahoo [dot] com)
U&MV - Herkimer Bridge
Posted October 12, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Barry thanks for info and good luck with preservation Efforts. Herkimer County appears to really appreciate there bridges!

U&MV - Herkimer Bridge
Posted October 12, 2017, by Barry Woltag (bwoltag [at] austin [dot] rr [dot] com)

Additional info on civil engineer Frank Osborn: http://www.structuremag.org/?p=930

U&MV - Herkimer Bridge
Posted June 10, 2017, by Barry Woltag (bwoltag [at] austin [dot] rr [dot] com)

Advocating the restoration & re-purposing of this bridge on www.Facebook.com/Herkimertrolleybridge as page administrator

East Herkimer Trolley Bridge
Posted April 9, 2011, by Bill Vermes (bvermes [at] ymail [dot] com)

This bridge was designed by Osborn Engineering Company in Cleveland, Ohio.