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Offbeat truss

View on Bridge Street, looking east. Note the Rochester-style signal at right, with the LED arrow. Photos taken 4 October 2002.

Bridge Street, at Green and Peru streets

Plattsburgh will hang signals on some unusual trusses. These trusses are usually meant for street lights, not signals. However, these installations are effective and fun to look at. At right, the view is from Green Street. Note the angle on the signal that is hung in the middle.


Newer signals with backplates, like something out of the Golden State.

The typical signal. It looks like a Saratoga Springs signal, circa 1966, with a Syracuse twist.

Something out of the Bluegrass State?

A warning light that looks like something out of Endicott.

It greets you as you enter on Route 3.

The oldest installation is also a compilation of different influences. We’ll explain.

One block from the oldest installation is an interesting treatment of trusses.

Older signals that have a couple of oddities.