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Pont de Rennes Pedestrian Bridge

Historic Marker

 

(Formerly Platt Street Bridge)

 
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By Yugoboy
1. Historic Marker Marker
Inscription.
Historic Marker
Pont de Rennes
Pedestrian Bridge
(Formerly Platt Street Bridge)
Originally Built - 1891
Rochester Bridge and Iron Works
Converted to Pedestrian Mall - 1980

 
Erected 2003 by City of Rochester.
 
Location. 43° 9.69′ N, 77° 37.007′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from Platt St. Touch for map. Marker is a few yards east of the end of Platt St on a wall next to the entrance to the Pont de Rennes Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14614, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Genesee River Gorge: Centuries of Conflict in Pleasant Valley ( about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Genesee River Gorge: 20,000 Years in the Making ( about 700 feet away); Welcome to the High Falls ( about 700 feet away); Morning of February 18, 1861 ( approx. 0.2 miles away); The Genesee Brew House Building ( approx. 0.2 miles away); On this site stood the Standard Brewing Company's main Brewery Building.
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By Yugoboy, May 25, 2012
2. Historic Marker Marker
The blue railing visible above the wall is the Pont de Rennes Bridge.
( approx. 0.2 miles away); Morrie E. Silver ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Original Site of Frederick Douglass Monument ( approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
More about this marker. This marker is the only "Historic Marker" in the High Falls District. This is far from the only informative marker in the area. This may be the LEAST informative marker in the area, in fact. Each building in the High Falls District has its own marker detailing the history of Rochester, NY's early industrial history. Brown's Race, the source of much of Rochester's early power still runs under the south end of the road.
 
Regarding Pont de Rennes Pedestrian Bridge. If you get to visit this area, be sure to take the short stroll on the bridge itself. Rochester's High Falls are pretty spectacular. If you've got the time, a walking tour of this whole area is time well spent. Above the falls themselves there are the remains of one of Rochester's early factories, from which you can see the top of the falls.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
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By Yugoboy, May 25, 2012
3. Historic Marker Marker
Facing Northwest from the marker.
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By Yugoboy, May 25, 2012
4. Historic Marker Marker
A better view of the marker and the Pont de Rennes Bridge from which the High Falls may be seen.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 28, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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