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Geneva Street Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Clyde River on Geneva Street (Now NY-14)
Location
Lyons, Wayne County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Design
(2)9-panel bowstring through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.06104, -76.99191   (decimal degrees)
43°03'40" N, 76°59'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/337801/4769519 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 98551 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 14, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Removed category "Erie Canal"

Sources 

  • Paul Plassman

Comments 

Geneva Street Bridge
Posted June 14, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Jim,

I didn't realize initially that the Erie Canal and the Clyde River separated in Lyons, but looking at old topographical maps I see now that they split just west of Geneva Street, with the canal meeting Geneva Street near the modern-day intersection with Clyde Road. Good find with the Google Books table....now we know there were a minimum of five bowstrings in the city of Lyons alone back in the day.

Geneva Street Bridge
Posted June 14, 2022, by JIM STEWART (JAMESEMSTEWART57 [at] GMAIL [dot] COM)

OOPS, SORRY FOR THE BLUNDER. THE BRIDGE IS OVER THE RIVER, AND THE CANAL IS ON AN ALIGNMENT A FEW BLOCKS NORTH. THE STATS ARE FOR THE CANAL BRIDGE NOT THE RIVER BRIDGE. STILL A VERY NICE ADDITION.

Geneva Street Bridge
Posted June 14, 2022, by JIM STEWART (JAMESEMSTEWART57 [at] GMAIL [dot] COM)

PAUL, NICE WORK ON THIS FIND.

ATTACHED IS A PAGE FROM THE STATE ENGINEER & SURVEYOR'S ANNUAL REPORT FOR F. Y. ENDING 1889. NOTE THE STATS FOR BRIDGE NO. 15: CLEAR SPAN 84'. DATE BUILT 1856 (WESTERN DIVISION). THIS IS OF COURSE A WHIPPLE DESIGN, AND AN EARLY EXAMPLE THEREOF.