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First Swartz Bridge Arrives @ Canalside

Since I last wrote about the Whipple Truss Bridge arriving to Canalside, another bridge has arrived and is already in place. This time it’s a Swartz Bridge that has been added to the development. You can get a better feel for the scope of the project and the connectivity of the bridges in the rendering below:

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According to the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC), Swartz* bridges (placed over Lloyd Street and Commercial Street) are larger than their Whipple Truss counterparts. “All three bridges will be completely installed, along with handrails, lighting, grading, etc., by the first half of September. The entire historically aligned canals project is on track for substantial completion November 2014.”

Notice the Swartz end posts added for rigidity
Notice the Swartz end posts added for rigidity
Whipple Truss Bridge that arrived in June, now in place over Lake Street
Whipple Truss Bridge that arrived in June, now in place over Lake Street

*Bridges were constructed off site at LMC Industrial Contractors, Inc. in Dansville, NY. See more here.

 

Written by queenseyes

queenseyes

Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, and the Madd Tiki Winter Luau. Other projects: Navigetter.

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