Bridge Street Bridge – Corning NY

Description

The Bridge Street Bridge (originally known as the Chemung River Bridge) in Corning, New York was constructed as a federal Public Works Administration (PWA) project. The PWA provided a $119,437 grant for the project, whose total cost was $268,681. Construction occurred between Nov. 1936 and Dec. 1937. The bridge bears a PWA plaque.

PWA Docket No. NY 1290-D.

Source notes

National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 26.

History of the Corning-Painted Post Area: 200 Years in the Painted Post Country.

Plaques on bridge.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on September 7, 2015.
Additional contributions by Steuben County Historical Society Director.

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Location Info


Bridge St.
Corning, NY

Coordinates: 42.147687, -77.060848

2 comments on “Bridge Street Bridge – Corning NY

  1. the historic bridges website confirms that the Bridge Street bridge was built in 1937

  2. Kirk House

    Period plaques at each end of the bridge identify this as a 1937 Federal Emergency Administration of Pubic Works project. This has been described as the largest New Deal project in Corning.
    –Kirk House, Director, Steuben County Historical Society

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