Veterans Memorial Bridge (Rochester, New York)

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Veterans Memorial Bridge
Rochester Veterans Memorial Bridge.jpg
Coordinates43°11′33″N 77°37′14″W / 43.19250°N 77.62056°W / 43.19250; -77.62056Coordinates: 43°11′33″N 77°37′14″W / 43.19250°N 77.62056°W / 43.19250; -77.62056
CarriesMotor vehicles
CrossesGenesee River
LocaleRochester, New York
Maintained byNew York State Department of Transportation
Preceded byDriving Park Bridge
Followed byKodak Park/Seneca Park pedestrian walkway
MaterialSteel faced with white granite
Total length981 feet (299 m)
Width106 feet (32 m)
Height190 feet (58 m)
No. of spans3
ArchitectGehron & Ross
DesignerF. P. McKibben
Constructed byBooth & Flinn Company
Construction start1928
Construction end1931
Opened88 years ago

The Veterans Memorial Bridge in Rochester, New York, carries New York State Route 104 (less well known as the Keeler Street Expressway) across the Genesee River. The bridge is an architecturally significant concrete arch faced with white granite. Conceived in 1928 and finished in 1931, the span is the longest bridge in Rochester at 981 feet. It is 190 feet in height and 106 feet wide.

The bridge was originally connected to a traffic circle[1] but was changed to an interchange in the 1960s.[2]

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