Herkimer On The Utica And Mohawk Valley

The caption is wrong, but this is the brand new bridge connecting Herkimer with Little Falls.  The West Canada Creek and The New York Central Chicago Line needed to be crossed.  The concrete and steel marvel still exists, at least partially.  Along with the 225 feet steel span, the bridge was 1,202 feet in length.

The former NYC main has been re-routed around the city and now is occupied by New York State Route 5.

Another card showing the beautiful arches of the viaduct.


The grass is always greener on the other side of the Viaduct  (Mike Colangelo Collection)


This is one of my favorite cards in my collection.  An awesome panorama of the Herkimer Bridge.

A side view for a change.  Seeing the NYC Steamer behind the bridge makes the shot!

Here's an awesome shot from TOP of the bridge and facing West.  A New York Central train is speeding East under the steel part of the bridge. 
PHOTO: Street Railway Journal

This depot was a joint operation of the U&MV as well and the Southern New York Railway which connected Herkimer and Mohawk with Cooperstown and Oneonta. 

Another shot of the Herkimer Depot.  A former U&MV Horse-Car arrives at the station.

Herkimer endured a major flood due to an ice jam on the Mohawk River in 1910.  A horse-car is seen here treading water.


Here is what I presume is a builders' shot of the Viaduct.  It couldn't look anymore brand-new than this.  This photo in a large-format is available on the Library Of Congress' webpage.  You can download it and make prints for your scrapbook.  Some people sell this on eBay, but remember that you can find this yourself! (PHOTO: US Library Of Congress)


Here's another shot from The Library Of Congress.  This time it's a close-up.  (PHOTO: US Library Of Congress)