Crews finish removing Hojack Swing Bridge from Genesee River

Posted at: 04/29/2013 3:18 PM

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Despite efforts to save it, a major Rochester landmark is finally gone. 

Crews have finished removing the Hojack Swing Bridge from the Genesee River in Charlotte six months after demolition work began.

The Hojack line swing bridge saw its last train pass over it nearly 20 years ago. It was built in 1905 by the King Bridge Company of Cleveland. It was said to be one of only two like it in the country.

The U.S. Coast Guard ordered CSX to take it down because it was a navigation hazard and was not being used.



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