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Rochester in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Main Street Bridge

 
 
Main Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 19, 2012
1. Main Street Bridge Marker
Inscription. Before the first Main Street Bridge was completed in 1812, pioneers faced hazardous crossings of the Genesee River. In 1809, the state legislature ordered joint construction by Ontario and Genesee Counties of a bridge at the Old Falls. The new bridge linked development on both sides of the river and spurred formation of Monroe County, 1821.

When the present stone-arch bridge was completed in 1857, 3- and 4- story brick buildings lined both sides, obscuring the river view. Under a 1960's urban renewal program, the buildings were demolished to create Crossroads Park and Charles H. Carroll Plaza (named for one of Rochester's founders) which opened up river vistas downtown.
 
Location. 43° 9.384′ N, 77° 36.608′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is on Main Street 0.2 miles west of St. Paul Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14604, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Erie Canal (a few steps from this marker); The Genesee River (a few steps from this marker); From Hunting Ground to City (within shouting distance of this marker); Front Street
Main Street Bridge Marker as seen facing east on Main image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 19, 2012
2. Main Street Bridge Marker as seen facing east on Main
(within shouting distance of this marker); Early Mills and Races (within shouting distance of this marker); Austin Steward 1793-1869 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Site in Journalism (about 500 feet away); Second Erie Canal Aqueduct (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
More about this marker. Marker cannot be read from road - grey metal marker on grey granite pedestal with grey raised lettering.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWaterways & Vessels
 
Main Street Bridge Marker as seen facing west on Main image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 19, 2012
3. Main Street Bridge Marker as seen facing west on Main
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 293 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 18, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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