Local History Photos Of The Week May 25, 2018

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Train Wreck!

Photo 1 shows a train wreck that occurred in the Corning area in the days of old. When and where the wreck occurred is a mystery – but it is a neat photo!

Photo 2: Centerway Bridge circa 1930s

Our second photo for this week is of the Centerway Bridge years before it became a walking bridge and years before the Brisco Bridge was built to replace it as a regular bridge.

The photographer was standing on the south side of the Chemung River looking toward the north side, or what we locals today refer to as the Northside.

What a cool photo!

Bonus Photos: The Old Corning Hospital Lot – May 25, 2018:

And as a bonus, mostly for those of you who haven’t been in Corning recently, show, in the photos below is the old Corning Hospital site located on Denison Parkway right across from the city hall in Corning.

They’re working on it!

The first two photos were taken from the north side of Denison Parkway.

And that last four photos were taken from the Pearl Street entrance to the lot.

Have a great weekend!

Linda, SSCL


Centerway Walking Bridge Earns National Recognition by Sean Lukasik. Urban Corning Site. October 7, 2014. Accessed May 25, 2018.

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

At the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!


And if you find any old photos or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

We’re happy to add photos/postcards of local persons, places or things of the past to our local history collection!