Our Letchworth History Photo Album

Photo 104



"New RR Bridge
Portage NY
800 Feet long 235 feet high
During Process of Construction"

"Photographed by CW Tallman, Batavia NY"


This remarkable image was taken from the west side of the Portage Gorge in the summer of 1875. The original wooden bridge had burned in May, and the construction of the iron replacement was quickly underway. Here the main towers have been completed, and workmen are working on the what would become the deck of the bridge.

The Portage railroad station and the Cascade house can be seen in the distance.

For more information go to our Portage Bridges or view the other images of the Portage Bridges found in our Historic Photo Album!

Image provided to letchworthparkhistory.com by Jane Schryver - thanks for sharing, Jane!


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