Webster to Main Bascule Bridge

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Webster to Main Bascule Bridge


(1918-1978) A "Bascule" bridge once connected Webster Street in NT to Main Street in Tonawanda. The bridge could open to allow taller boats to pass. According to a plaque on the site, it was built by the Bethlehem Steel Bridge Corporation. This collection features photos of the bridge in its heyday, as well as a black-and-white series vividly depicting its 1978 demolition, and the rerouting of the Main and Young street approaches.