Notable landmarks include (from left to right): The Platt Street (Pont de Rennes) Bridge, Upper (High) Falls, The Granite Building, Keeler-Kimball Estate (the original Chamber of Commerce Building), the New York Central Railroad Bridge, Gorsline (High Falls) Building, Wilder Building, Powers Building, and the Irving Place (original City Hall) Building.


Signage visible: Williams Hoyt & Co. Shoes, Collapsible Paper Boxes.

Black & white view of the Platt Street (Pont de Rennes) Bridge before the Genesee River, Upper (High) Falls Rochester, N.Y.

Circa 1902.


Designed by Leffert Buck, the 858-foot long, Platt Street truss bridge was constructed in 1891. Initially a transport bridge connected both industrial sides of the High Falls, it closed permanently in 1977 after triesome efforts to maintain it. The current Pont de Rennes pedestrian bridge replaced it in1982, honoring Rochester’s sister city of Rennes, France.


Present-day view would be from the Geness Brewery, click here.

Platt Street (Pont de Rennes) Bridge, High Falls, Rochester, N.Y

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