Lewiston in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
bridge, 1899-1962, carried
seasonal tourist trolleys
across gorge, forming
the Great Gorge Belt Line.
Erected 2020 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 612.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
Location. 43° 9.91′ N, 79° 2.788′ W. Marker is in Lewiston, New York, in Niagara County. Marker can be reached from South 4th Street, Ύ mile south of Tuscarora Street. Marker is in Artpark State Park. From the main parking area, walk south along the road that ascends the Niagara Escarpment. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 South 4th Street, Lewiston NY 14092, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Niagara Gorge R.R. (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Demler (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gully and Portage Road (within Welcome to Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lower Landing Archeological District (about 300 feet away); The Lower Landing (about 400 feet away); Niagara 1979, by Gene Davis, Reinstallation (about 500 feet away); The Magazin Royale (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewiston.
More about this marker. Artpark set the marker in 2020. The grant for the marker was solicited by the Niagara Frontier Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.
Regarding Bridge Ruins. This is not where the deck of the bridge met land. The deck ends were in the gorge. Vehicles exiting the bridge deck turned sharply at the gorge wall, traveling on a ledge leading out of the gorge.
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Also see . . .
1. Lewiston-Queenston Bridge - Wikipedia. This Wikipedia entry for the current Lewiston-Queenston Bridge (an arch bridge) includes information about the two predecessor suspension bridges. (Submitted on August 11, 2020, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Niagara Gorge Beltline book - Niagara Frontier Chapter, NRHS. (Submitted on August 11, 2020, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Plaques Commemorate Niagara Gorge Scenic Railway at Artpark State Park(Submitted on September 21, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2020, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 11, 2020, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.