Lattice Bridge

The Lattice Bridge is a closed Whipple through truss bridge on Lattice Bridge Road over the Genesee River in Allegany County, New York.

The one-lane Lattice Bridge was constructed in 1887 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio.  The abutments were constructed by William J. Fox, commissioner of highways, and Phil D. Franklin, proprietor of the Red gristmill on Caneadea Creek. 2

The closed bridge is slated to be restored into a pedestrian-only crossing. 1



  1. “Allegany County: Lawmakers want to seek grant for rehab of non-vehicular bridges in Hume & Caneadea.” Regional News Network, 25 Apr. 2014, article.
  2. Minard, John Stearns. “Allegany and Its People.” Allegany County and it People: A Centennial Memorial History, edited by Georgia Drew Merrill, Alfred, W. A. Ferguson, 1896, p. 672.

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oh, my… i remember this bridge very well from when i was a student at Houghton College – back in the end of 1990-ies

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