Bridging the Genesee River Gorge Has a Complex History

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by Daniel B. Irwin, P.E., Senior Engineer; Modjeski and Masters Inc., Mechanicsburg, PA,
Kevin W. Johns, P.E., Senior Project Manager; Modjeski and Masters Inc., Mechanicsburg, PA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2019, Vol. 89, Issue 2, Pg. 46-47

Abstract: In the early 1850s, the Buffalo and New York City Railroad, a subsidiary of what would later be known as the Erie Railroad, expanded westward from the New York City area toward Buffalo, New York. As part of this expansion, it encountered the Genesee River Gorge.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | History | Urban development | Urban areas | Rail transportation | New York | United States | New York City

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