Broad Street Bridge (Rochester, New York)

Erie Canal: Second Genesee Aqueduct, also known as the Broad Street Aqueduct or Broad Street Bridge, is a historic stone aqueduct located at Rochester in Monroe County, New York. It was constructed in 1836–1842 and originally carried the Erie Canal over the Genesee River. The overall length of the aqueduct including the wings and abutments is 800 feet (240 m). The aqueduct is 70 feet (21 m) wide and has massive parapets on either side. It is one of four major aqueducts in the mid-19th century Erie Canal system. In 1927, a roadbed was added to carry automobile traffic and named Broad Street. It also carried a part of the Rochester Subway.[2]

Erie Canal: Second Genesee Aqueduct
Rochester NY Broad Street Bridge 2002.jpeg
Broad Street Bridge, 2001
Broad Street Bridge (Rochester, New York) is located in New York
Broad Street Bridge (Rochester, New York)
Broad Street Bridge (Rochester, New York) is located in the United States
Broad Street Bridge (Rochester, New York)
LocationBroad St., Rochester, New York
Coordinates43°9′17″N 77°36′35″W / 43.15472°N 77.60972°W / 43.15472; -77.60972Coordinates: 43°9′17″N 77°36′35″W / 43.15472°N 77.60972°W / 43.15472; -77.60972
Arealess than 1 acre (4,000 m2)
ArchitectRoberts, Nathan
NRHP reference #76001228[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 29, 1976

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]



  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-06-01.[permanent dead link] Note: This includes Cornelia E. Brooke (May 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Erie Canal: Second Genesee Aqueduct" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-06-01. and Accompanying three photographs

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