Five Arch Bridge – Avon

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Route 39
Avon, New York 14414
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5 Arch Bridge
Built 1856-57 by the Genesee Valley RR to span the Conesus Outlet.  The 200 ft. long  x  12 ft. wide limestone bridge was part of the Rochester – Avon –  Geneseo – Mt. Morris line.  Avon became a RR hub connecting Buffalo – Rochester – Corning – Hornell.  The line was electrified in 1907, with 13 runs daily between Rochester and Mt.  Morris.  In 1941 the Avon – Mt. Morris section was abandoned and the rails removed.


Avon Preservation & Historical Society – no date given.

What was there

A limestone 5 arch railroad bridge.

What is there now

The same bridge in excellent condition, but not operational and not connected to a rail line.  Also a small, pleasant park with picnic tables.

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Posted: September 13, 2011


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