Triphammer Footbridge - Upstream View

Cornell Botanic Gardens: Beebe Lake

Triphammer Footbridge - Upstream View

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Cornell Botanic Gardens


Students crossing this bridge pass by a dam designed and built by Ezra Cornell years before he founded Cornell University. Look toward Beebe Lake to see the dam, built in 1838 to power a plaster mill owned by Jeremiah Beebe. The power of Fall Creek is still used today to generate 2% of the University’s electricity via a hydroelectric plant a short distance downstream. The University set a goal to upgrade this plant and increase its electric production by 20% and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Cornell Botanic Gardens: Beebe Lake


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