Clinton Street Underpass – Binghamton NY

Description

Two bridges carry rail traffic over [East] Clinton Street, just west of the Chenango River, west of downtown Binghamton, New York. This grade-separation project was enabled by funding from the federal Public Works Administration (Docket No. NY 1322-R). The PWA provided a $82,188 grant for the project, whose total cost was $217,779.

The bridges still stand today, though some of the original Art Deco embellishments appear to have been destroyed or otherwise removed. However, dedication plaques can be found at both the north bridge’s west end, and the south bridge’s east end. As of 2018 the latter is visible, though part of a mural that encompasses that face of the bridge.

Construction occurred between Mar. 1936 and Feb. 1937. Nearby, a parallel bridge construction project, which carried Clinton Street across the Chenango River, was also enabled by the PWA.

Source notes

http://fultonhistory.com/Newspaper4/Binghamton%20NY%20Press%20Grayscale/Binghamton%20NY%20Press%20Grayscale%201962.pdf/Binghamton%20NY%20Press%20Grayscale%201962%20-%200195.pdf

National Archives Record Group 135-SAR:
Prints: Photographs rejected for use in the Photographic Report to the President: “Survey of the Architecture of Completed Projects of the PWA, 1939”;
Box 14: New York State; Folder 24/25/26.

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.

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 1, 2014.

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Location Info


Clinton St.
Binghamton, NY

Coordinates: 42.104098, -75.916769

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