Fireman43 wrote: ↑Mon May 04, 2020 2:24 pm
Nice pic -glad you caught it.
Is this fenced off? Looks like posts on either side to maybe hold a fence ?
Like any of these old bridges “watch your step”!
We parked in the Fishermans Park parking lot opposite Railroad St & Rt 78 in Newfane (village of Burt). To the left of the two green Port O Pottys, there's a "break" int he chain link fence. That fence ends at the road, so this opening just made seeing the top easier. There's a sign there, "no tresspasing, town of Newfane", but like the ripped open chain link fence, may have been moved to the side by local kids. The top of the bridge looked like it had a ripped open fence as well. We walked out onto it 5/6 feet and being well past my puttingmyneckontheline days and what looked like private property on the other side, we stepped back and walked to the creek by the fishermans below. There were signs along fishing area (although I guess you're allowed to via boat or wading in) that fishing wasn't permitted on the west shoreline for it was private property.
With no building on the lawn on the corner of Railroad St and 78, I remarked to my wife "that's probably where the station was", and she says "yeah I remember the US Post Office being inside a building like that". There's a PO in Olcott, Appleton and for Newfane, but the Burt PO was leveled. She didn't know why. I wondered in my head "where's the Newfane Historical Society?" because she's always in the car before I know it because I have to read every thing at a museum.