East Herkimer Bridge
two cents worth

Carleton, MI

#1 Oct 2, 2008
aka Butt's Bridge ?
two cents worth

Carleton, MI

#2 Oct 2, 2008
It looks like it could be. Used to jump into West Canada from the top and did make it to the third "hole". Never did the fourth.
Phyllis from Virginia

Suffolk, VA

#3 Oct 2, 2008
Cindy, thank you so much for posting all those wonderful old photos of Herkimer. A sight for sore eyes. I miss the old days.

Thanks again.


#4 Oct 2, 2008
Does anybody know the real name of this bridge? Was it really Butt's?

Fishers, NY

#5 Oct 2, 2008
all I ever knew it as
Cindy wrote:
Does anybody know the real name of this bridge? Was it really Butt's?
Sandra Phillips Conrado

Lady Lake, FL

#6 Apr 25, 2013
My mother Dorothy Sanderson (Phillips)was on this bridge with her brother George Sanderson around 1915/16.She was 10 or 11 he was 11 or 12.A truck blew a tire that flew into her and knocked her down and tore her dress. People who witnessed it said that she saw the tire coming towards them and pushed him out of the way. She was brusied but okay he had a cut under his chin where he hit the pipe thet ran along the bridge.The newspaper reported it as part of the Police record of the day.She still has the newspaper clipping. Great pictures! My mom and Uncle, Bruce Sanderson, got a kick out of the pictures.Thanks

Pine Bush, NY

#7 Oct 27, 2014
Cindy wrote:
Does anybody know the real name of this bridge? Was it really Butt's?
It was always Butts Street bridge when I lived there. Local kids called it "the butts". My friend Joe dove off it one day to show it was not an urban legend and to satisfy provoking people. I witnessed it.

Worcester, MA

#8 Oct 28, 2014
It's true! A lot of kids of different ages jumped off butts bridge. I grew up in herkimer and my brother was 13 when he first jumped. I followed behind and was 11 yrs old. My younger sister also jumped and she was only 7-8 yes old. I jumped mostly because of pier pressure! There would be crowds there watching. The moment I jumped I was sorry but I made it and didn't ever do that again! Scary and Stupid!!

Ithaca, NY

#9 Oct 28, 2014
My brother and others could climb the old cement lamopost stand up and dive from it. I never jumped from the Butts but lived the old bridge. Where ate the pics I don't see them.

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