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CP - Niagara River Bridge



Photo taken by James Baughn in July 2009


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Steel arch bridge over the Niagara River on the Canadian Pacific Railway (previously Michigan Central Railroad)
Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York
Abandoned in 2001
Built 1925
- Leffert L. Buck of Canton, New York (Designer)
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Michigan Central Railroad (MC)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Steel deck arch-truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.10860, -79.05812   (decimal degrees)
43°06'31" N, 79°03'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/658002/4774704 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Niagara Falls
Inventory number
BH 43073 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 22, 2020: New photo from Josh Schmid
  • August 8, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 10, 2016: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • May 20, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added owner (City of Niagara Falls, Ontario)
  • November 6, 2012: Updated by John Marvig: Updated status per comment-not removed.
  • August 15, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builders, added lost date as it was scheduled to be demolished months ago and is likely gone.
  • April 15, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • July 27, 2009: New photo from James Baughn

Related Bridges 



Michigan Central - Niagara River Bridge
Posted May 20, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

FYI, I contacted the City of Niagara Falls, Ontario asking about demolition plans for this bridge and was told "City Council has not been approached by CN/CP and are not aware of any plans for the demolition or modification of this structure." So it appears the bridge is safe... for now...

Michigan Central Railroad Bridge
Posted September 17, 2013, by Ron Johnson (mfpd24 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Just got back from there and it's still standing.

Michigan Central Railroad Bridge
Posted November 4, 2012, by Joseph Hedemann (josephh14305 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

HI- The bridge is still standing, unused. I drive by the bridge daily and will keep you posted.

Michigan Central Railroad Bridge
Posted March 15, 2012, by Peter Dudley (APeterDudley [at] comcast [dot] net)

This bridge is scheduled to be demolished by May, 2012.