Canton in St. Lawrence County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The King Iron Bowstring Bridge
How does the bowstring truss bridge actually work? The load of this bridge is carried by the arch. The weight is trust
L.H. Evert's "History of St. Lawrence County," 1878. The two bowstring bridges shown over the east channel were never built.
"The King Iron Bridge in Winter" Fred Ashley photo, ca 1975. Canton Town and Village Historian's Office
"A Rare View of a Rare Bridge, 2004"
"Welding and Painting Completed, the Bridge Returns, September 28, 2007."
The King Iron Bowstring Bridge Heading Home, September 28, 2007."
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is September 28, 2007.
Location. 44° 35.74′ N, 75° 10.472′ W. Marker is in Canton, New York, in St. Lawrence County. Marker can be reached from West Main Street (U.S. 11) 0.1 miles east of Governeur Street (U.S. 11). Marker is in Heritage Park on the island (Willow Island) that separates the east and west channels of the Grasse River. The bridge leads to Falls Island, also separating the channels. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canton NY 13617, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Canton's Islands / Falls Island in 1898 (within shouting distance of this marker); The West Channel of the Grasse RiverThe Grist Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Water Street and the Third Dam (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Sash and Blind Factory (about 300 feet away); The East Channel of the Grasse River (about 300 feet away); Rushton Boat Shop (about 400 feet away); Logging and Lumbering (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 15, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.