Stone Hiking Bridge - Letchworth State Park, New York
Posted by: Szuchie
N 42° 35.155 W 078° 01.073
17T E 744702 N 4719144
Quick Description: Welcome to the Stone Hiking Bridge located in Letchworth State Park, New York!
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 1/13/2008 10:59:52 AM
Waymark Code: WM2YZX
This Stone Foot Bridge is located along the Lower Falls Trail in Letchworth State Park, New York. This bridge was constructed in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The 46 foot long stone structure stands 35 feet above the Genesee River, and is the only pedestrian crossing of the Genesee in Letchworth State Park.
As a testament to the CCC's craftsmanship, in 1972, during Hurricane Agnes, the Genesee River rose and crashed over the bridge. However the bridge was so well built that it withstood the battereing and remained intact.
Standing on the bridge, hikers get a spectacular view of Letchworth's Lower Falls, the raging rapids of the Genesee River and the steep shale gorge walls.
Trail Name: Lower Falls Trail
Approximate Length of Bridge: 46
Obstacle: Genesee River Gorge
Trail Type: Earthen/Packed Dirt
Photos are encouraged, but not required.