The current bridge at Genesee isn't the original bridge. In order to maintain a minimum channel clearance(25 feet here), the new bridge needed to gain some elevation over the land approach. Back when it was a movable bridge the tracks could and did cross Genesee along side Water Street.
Having 25 feet of clearance is meaningless today. That's because the LSRC bridge is now a fixed position bridge with a channel clearance of 13 feet.
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