"Portage Bridge" was more than the name of the famous railroad trestle across the Genesee River. It was also a place - the small community that grew up on the east end of the Bridge. This 1902 Erie Railroad map shows in detail the houses,station, and other railroad structures that existed in the area.
You will note the Cascade house below the tracks, and the dance pavilion that was located north of the bridge. For more details, see the enlarged version of the map at the bottom of the page.
Also see Image 174 for a photograph of the area.
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A Glimpse of the Portage Bridge