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Caneadea in Allegany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge

(bridge location)

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
1. Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge Marker
Inscription.
1902 Flood destroyed wooden bridge
1903 Camelback Parker Truss Bridge built by Groton Bridge Works at a cost of $6,360.00.
1952 Wooden floor replaced with iron grating
1990 "Grandparents of the Future" chained themselves to the bridge in protest to the NY State Nuclear Siting Commission
1993 Allegany County closed the bridge
1995 Grass roots committee formed to save the bridge
1998 Bridge was accepted to the State and National Registers of Historic Places 2006 Extensive renovations are done to reopen the bridge 2007 Caneadea Bridge reopens and is rededicated

CONTRIBUTORS
Allegany County Department of Public Works Federal Highway Administration New York State Department of Transportation Preservation League of New York State Save Caneadea Bridge Rededicated May 5, 2007
 
Location. 42° 23.122′ N, 78° 8.984′ W. Marker is in Caneadea, New York, in Allegany County. Marker is on East Hill Road (County Route 46) 0.2 miles east of New York State Route 19, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at the west end of the bridge. The bridge is closed to vehicular traffic as of 2012. There is an identical twin marker at the Genesee River Access Site 0.3 miles south on NY Route 19 from East

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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
2. Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge and Marker
West end.
Hill Road. The bridge is over the Genesee River. Marker is in this post office area: Caneadea NY 14717, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Belfast World War II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam Memorial (approx. 3.5 miles away); Township of Belfast World War I Memorial (approx. 3.5 miles away); Belfast Civil War Monument (approx. 3.5 miles away); Hanging Bog (approx. 7.5 miles away); Centerville Town Hall (approx. 8.2 miles away); Angelica Cemetery (approx. 9.3 miles away); Early School (approx. 11.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Caneadea Bridge - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 3, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Caneadea Bridge - Historic Bridges.org. (Submitted on August 3, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
3. Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge and Marker
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
4. Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge
View from behind the marker.
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
5. Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge
Eastward.
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
6. Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge
Walking eastward.
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
7. Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge
Westward.
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
8. Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge
Westward.
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
9. Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge
Northward on bridge.
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
10. Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge
Southward on bridge, the identical twin marker is directly in the distance at the Genesee River Access Site.
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
11. Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge
Vertical truss girders are numbered west to east. This is the last one, if I remember correctly.
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
12. Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge
Bridge dedication plate over bridge entrance. Plates are over both entrances. They read, "1903. C. A. McIntosh, Supevisor. A. L. Jackson, Town Clerk. A.L.Vosburgh, J.T.Clement, D.W.Knight, C.F.Stebbin. J.I.Scribner, Justices. W.L.Fox, Commissioner.
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
13. Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge
Deck fastener.
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
14. Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge
NY bridge identification number, southwest end.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on August 3, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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