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Main Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Marc Scotti

Bridge Documented: July 10, 2008

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Main Street (NY-250) Over Erie Canal
Location
Fairport: Monroe County, New York: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1914 By Builder/Contractor: Lackawanna Bridge Company of Buffalo, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
2009
Main Span Length
139 Feet (42 Meters)
Structure Length
160 Feet (49 Meters)
Roadway Width
36.7 Feet (11.19 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 1 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
4443220

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This bridge is one of the most bizarre bridges ever seen. Not only is it one of the Erie Canal's unique tower-less vertical lift bridge's which feature supports which rise out of the ground to raise the bridge, it features a polygonal... technically a bowstring as the top chord is smoothly curved... truss form instead of parallel chords as seen on the other Erie Canal vertical lift bridges. However, the unique design of the bridge does not end there. The bridge is heavily skewed, and is also inclined. The truss form, coupled with the skew and inclination results in a bridge in which no two angles are the same, and none are square.

The bridge provides fifteen feet of clearance when lifted, and six feet when lowered.

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