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Genesee Greenway Bridge

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Genesee Greenway Bridge over Black Creek

Double-arched culvert carrying the former Genesee Valley Canal over Black Creek

Photo taken by Paige Miller in February 2004

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BH Photo #249263

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Description 

This bridge was built for the Genesee Valley Canal company in 1840 to carry the canal over Black Creek. Later, this canal was abandoned, and parts of it became the roadbed for the Pennsylvania Railroad leading to Rochester, NY. This particular bridge carried the railroad over Black Creek. The Pennsylvania Railroad abandoned this line in 1973, the tracks were removed in 1977, and the bridge and the rest of the right-of-way became part of the Genesee Greenway, a hiking and biking trail.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Black Creek on Genesee Greenway
Location
Monroe County, New York
Status
Part of Genesee Greenway Trail
History
Built in 1840 to carry the Genesee Valley Canal over Black Creek
Railroads
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Double Stone arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.09752, -77.68721   (decimal degrees)
43°05'51" N, 77°41'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/281311/4775149 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
West Henrietta
Inventory number
BH 55581 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 17, 2013: Added by Paige Miller