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Progress of the West Shore
Thirty Bridges to be Built in Genesee Count
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The Daily News
Batavia, Genesee Co., NY
April 24-1883

The Work Elsewhere
From a long article in the 'Buffalo Courier' on the construction and
progress of the West Shore railroad it is learned that good process is being
made in grading and masonry east of that city, and several abutments for
bridges are ready for the iron. Tonawanda creek on the Indian reservation
will be crossed with a viaduct of five spans, resting on stone piers with
iron towers. It will be forty-six feet above the water line. Maloney
creek, near the east line of Erie county, will be crossed with a 20-foot
span, and the "Peanut" branch of the New York Central will have one of 139
feet. In all there will be twenty-eight bridges in Erie county. Of the
thirty bridges to be erected in Genesee county, there will be three spans of
85 feet each and two of 25 feet each, over Tonawanda creek, and the other
principal structures will be over the Transit road, Black creek, the mill
race at Byron, Underhill, Gillette, Snyder, and Bissell creeks. On the TODD
farm in Byron, there is a heavy fill which requires 250,000 yards of earth,
190,000 of which is to be obtained from a cut on the same property. The
company have an engine at work at this point hauling dumps that are loaded
by hand.

It is announced that the first passenger train on the West Shore will
start from Jersey city at 8 a.m., June 1st, but of course the road by that
time will not be in running order farther west than Syracuse.

 

-Submitted by: Linda C. Schmidt

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