Photo of the Month - March 2007

postcard photo courtesy of Richard Verguson
Lake Street Bridge - the modernized original

Lake Street Bridge
Elmira, NY

asting memories are kept lasting by the many picture postcards that have been published over the years of Elmira landmarks. Such is the case with this one sent in to us by Richard Verguson, formerly of Elmira and now residing in Florida. He says he picked it up at a 2006 family reunion in Elmira.

This iteration of the Lake Street Bridge was originally built in 1874 and modernized in 1905. The postmark on the flip side of this postcard says 1908 and so this would have most likely as it appeared at that time. This span across the Chemung has seen many changes over the years, having been temporarily closed in 1959 and then completely replaced with a sturdy modern design in 1961 that still stands today.

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