Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
International Railroad Bridge
Erected 1973 by Polish Union of America, Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.
Location. 42° 55.969′ N, 78° 54.069′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Niagara Street (New York State Route 266) and Bridge Street, on the right when traveling north on Niagara Street. Touch for map. Marker is fixed to the northwest corner of the FedEx Trade Network building. Marker faces Niagara Street, however the building address is 128 Dearborn Street. Marker is at the corner of Bridge Street which is not a named street on Google Maps. Marker is at or near this postal address: 128 Dearborn Street, Buffalo NY 14207, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Porter Square (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Market Square (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Market Square (about 700 feet away); Black Rock (about 700 feet away); Black Rock Harbor Burning of Blackrock and Buffalo (about 700 feet away); Jacob Smith House and Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
More about this marker. It is not possible to shoot the marker and bridge together. The bridge is constantly watched by U.S. Border Patrol. The figure at the top of the marker is the Buffalo History Museum.
Regarding International Railroad Bridge. The International Railway Bridge is operated by Canadian National Railway and connects with CSX Railroad on the U.S. side of the Niagara River. There are only two rail crossings of the Niagara River. The other crossing is the upper deck of the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge in Niagara Falls, NY. That crossing is owned and used exclusively by Amtrak. All freight on rail crosses the Niagara River on the International Railway Bridge. It is single track. Canadian Pacific Railway has trackage rights over the International Railway Bridge.
Also see . . .
1. International Railway Bridge - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 21, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Casimir Gzowski - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 21, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Black Rock Channel Swing Bridge - You Tube. Video of the swing portion of the International Railway Bridge closing over the Black Rock Channel and Interstate 190. Note the single lane steel deck on the south side of the swing bridge that the public can drive on to access the northern part of Unity Island (nee Squaw Island) and Broderick Park. (Submitted on September 19, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 21, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. 5, 6. submitted on September 19, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.