Salmon Creek Bridge

Building Bridges - Traverse Tompkins

Salmon Creek Bridge

Lansing, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Ithaca Heritage


The last train line to be built in Tompkins County, the Ithaca-Auburn Short Line was chartered in 1900 and passenger service began in 1908. Running up the east side of Cayuga Lake, it connected to the Ithaca Trolley system at Renwick Junction, where Stewart Park is today. This short-lived rail line has a lively history: A spur was built in 1909 to Rogues Harbor restaurant, where numerous Cornell students liked to party, often making the train rides noisy and festive. The last trip on the Ithaca-Auburn Short line was in 1923. The line is now used to move salt from the Cargill Plant in Lansing. This kind of truss-style bridge was often used for trains.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Building Bridges - Traverse Tompkins


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