|Bridge Name||Facility Carried / Feature Intersected||Location||Structure Type||Construction Date and Builder/Engineer|
||Railroad (Norfolk Southern) Over Genesee River||Rural: Livingston County, New York and Wyoming County, New York||Metal 7 Panel Pin-Connected Pratt Deck Truss, Fixed||1875 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown|
|Rehabilitation Date||Structure Length|
|1903||820 Feet (250 Meters)|
This bridge sits on cast iron supports that show an 1875 date on them. It appears that the truss spans were replaced ca. 1903. As such, it might be more appropriate to consider this a 1903 bridge. Either way however, this is an extremely large and highly significant historic bridge.
This bridge is a large structure in a large park. Time restrictions prohibited any more than a few detail photos and views beside the bridge. Better views of this bridge and a gorgeous waterfall can be had by those with time to walk down into the valley further.
The current plan is to take taxpayer dollars and give them to Norfolk Southern Corporation to help them in their quest to demolish and replace this beautiful historic bridge. The loss of this bridge will have a devastating effect on the Letchworth State Park, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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