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Main Street Bridge Lackawaxen River (older)


Probably 1898

One of two similar bridges on Main St.

Photo uploaded by Art S.


BH Photo #465225


From: www.wayneindependent.com/article/20091012/NEWS/310129999

On September 19, 1836, the County of Wayne agreed to spent $400 to build a bridge over the West Branch of the Lackawaxen, which became known as the Main Street Bridge. This wooden span was rebuilt in 1850 and in 1866. Sidewalks were added in 1866. An iron bridge replaced it in1874, at a cost of $3,500. It had arching railings on each side, and as a lane divider in the middle. This span lasted until 1902 when an ice jam wrecked it. Temporary wooden bridges were hurriedly constructed at 4th Street and on Main Street. The Main Street Bridge was still being plucked from the river in July. An ice jam in December damaged the temporary wooden span, temporarily closing it to traffic. A repeat performance struck again in an ice jam in February 1943. The ice also damaged the temporary 4th Street span.


Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Lackawaxen River on Main Street
Honesdale, Wayne County, Pennsylvania
Destroyed by severe weather - ice jam
Replaced a wooden bridge in 1874 for $3,500; destroyed in 1902
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio (probable) (also known as)
- D.H. & C.C. Morrison of Dayton, Ohio (probable) [also known as Columbia Bridge Works]
Bowstring pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.57680, -75.25797   (decimal degrees)
41°34'36" N, 75°15'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/478494/4602822 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87887 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer


  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com


Main Street Bridge Lackawaxen River (older)
Posted January 23, 2020, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Moved the prior listing with the existing pictures down the street when I determined they were of the slipway crossing. Moved the text from that listing back to this one.