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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.
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.
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.