Veterans Memorial Bridge (Rochester, New York)

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Veterans Memorial Bridge
Rochester Veterans Memorial Bridge.jpg
Coordinates 43°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
Carries Motor vehicles
Crosses Genesee River
Locale Rochester, New York
Maintained by New York State Department of Transportation
Preceded by Driving Park Bridge
Followed by Kodak Park/Seneca Park pedestrian walkway
Material Steel faced with white granite
Total length 981 feet (299 m)
Width 106 feet (32 m)
Height 190 feet (58 m)
No. of spans 3
Architect Gehron & Ross
Designer F. P. McKibben
Constructed by Booth & Flinn Company
Construction begin 1928
Construction end 1931
Opened 86 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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