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Erie Canal Lift Bridge

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Erie Canal Bridge

Removed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #292705

Description 

Bridge crossed the Erie Canal near the southern end of what is now Central Avenue at a location known as "Bridge Square." The canal was filled in at the completion of the NYS Barge Canal.

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss lift bridge over Erie Canal on Railroad Street in Ilion.
Location
Ilion, Herkimer County, New York
Status
No longer exists
History
Built in 1897 replacing an iron bowstring; removed when canal was filled in.
Design
Pony truss vertical lift
Also called
Bridge Square Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.01536, -75.03594   (decimal degrees)
43°00'55" N, 75°02'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/497071/4762520 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ilion
Inventory number
BH 62763 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (8,634)
Built 1897 (289)
Built during 1890s (3,217)
Herkimer County, New York (79)
Ilion, New York (4)
Lost (29,049)
Movable (3,135)
New York (4,911)
Owned by city (6,109)
Pony truss (17,080)
Squire Whipple lift type (32)
Truss (35,934)
Vertical lift (431)

Update Log 

  • October 27, 2021: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added build date and description, fixed location.
  • November 8, 2020: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 20, 2015: Updated by Douglas Butler: Updated info
  • September 1, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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