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Adam Street Bridge


Oblique view

Photo taken by James Baughn in July 2009


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Vertical lift bridge over Erie Canal on North Adam Street in Lockport
Lockport, Niagara County, New York
Closed to all traffic
Built 1918 by Lackawanna Bridge Co.; Closed 2014
- Lackawanna Bridge Co. of Buffalo, New York
Warren pony truss with no verticals
Length of largest span: 96.8 ft.
Total length: 129.9 ft.
Deck width: 23.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.17861, -78.68250   (decimal degrees)
43°10'43" N, 78°40'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/688350/4783256 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
NY 4454140 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26469 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 23.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 1, 2022: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • September 23, 2018: New photo from Mike Niethe
  • July 9, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 8, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • January 16, 2014: Updated by CANALLER: Added Info.
  • October 28, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 5, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • July 27, 2009: New photos from James Baughn


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  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Mike Niethe - michaelniethe [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Josh Schmid


Adam Street Bridge
Posted July 12, 2015, by Jennifer S (sweetjennigirl [at] roadrunner [dot] com)

The New York State Canal Corporation, a subsidiary of the New York State Thruway Authority is quietly planning to demolish the Adam St Lift Bridge in Lockport, NY, a bridge listed on the National Register of Historic Places, before anyone knows what is happening!!!!!

They have very quietly just removed the traffic signals which a canal employee indicates is indicative of plans to demolish the Adam St Lift Bridge, a unique surviving example of a unique and rare design.


Please tell everyone that you know to contact:

State Senator Robert Ortt and tell him you want this historic bridge saved: http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/robert-ortt/contact

Phone: 716-434-0680 Fax: 716-434-3297

Please help us save this historic bridge!!

Adam Street Bridge
Posted July 12, 2015, by Jennifer (sweetjennigirl [at] roadrunner [dot] com)

Both sidewalks are closed.

The traffic signals have been removed.

Even though all of the local residents want the bridge repaired and reopened their voices are falling on deaf ears!!!!

No one is talking any more.

No one is answering questions any more.

It appears that they are quietly planning to demolish this historic bridge!!!

Adam Street Bridge
Posted July 31, 2011, by Tom (tdwujek [at] gmail [dot] com)

As of May 2011, the Adam St bridge has been shut down to all vehicles due to deterioration of the structure and the lift pits. One sidewalk has also been shut down on the bridge. The bridge now has been left in its raised position and only 1 sidewalk remains open for pedestrian use.

It is unclear what the future of the bridge will be. There has been talk of demolishing it and having all traffic use the Exchange St or Matt Murphy Way bridges. There also has been talk of rehabilitation which would be similar to what was done with the Exchange St bridge back in the early 2000's where the bridge was dismembered, steel members were replaced/repaired as needed and the lift pits were entirely reconstructed.