ONE LANE BRIDGE
- Grant Recipient
- 608 County Rd 42, Massena, NY 13662, USA
- 44.9600067, -74.831078
Town of Massena
Holton “Holt” D. Robinson was a senior partner in the engineering firm of Robinson & Steinman in New York City. According to his obituary, Robinson held a number of cable invention patents. It was said he enjoyed walking the high girders of the steel bridges he designed in order to inspect the cables. Robinson attended the public schools in Massena and graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1886. During his long career, he was involved in the building or repair of New York bridges such as the Williamsburg Bridge, the George Washington Bridge, and the Thousand Islands International Bridge, as well as bridges in California, Ohio and Rhode Island. Robinson was also involved in constructing spans in Brazil, Australia and Europe. The Massena Center Bridge, now closed, was constructed to relieve congestion in the vicinity of a former aluminum company plant. At the time of its construction, the Town of Massena could only afford $40,000 for a bridge. Robinson, unable to find a contractor to take a job for less than $60,000, returned to Massena to serve as contractor for the project.