Train Bridge Overlook at the Port of Rochester

About the Project

The Train Bridge Overlook will be located on the west bank of the Genesee River at the Port of Rochester. The overlook is an adaptive reuse of the abutment and trestle of the recently demolished historic CSX Railroad Swing Bridge, transforming a derelict structure into a scenic amenity.

The overlook will serve as a trailside waterfront access point on the city-wide Genesee Riverway Trail (a designated National Recreation Trail). It will also reinforce the unique identity and sense of place at the Port. Since the former Hojack swing bridge was an iconic structure in the community for over a hundred years, CSX provided an interpretive display to be installed on the overlook at completion. 

The project is supported by the New York State Department of State (NYSDOS) with funds provided under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.  


The attached survey information was done by COR in 2008 and should be updated on an as needed basis.  

Public Participation

A public informational meeting was held on June 29th. 



Questions regarding the proposals may be directed to Robin Schutte, at 585-428-6959 or email him.