Foot of Michigan Avenue


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Foot of Michigan Avenue
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Photo credit: Erie County GIS, Mike Puma, Marty Biniasz


South Council District
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City of Buffalo

Physical Description

  • City street/right of way. Michigan Avenue is interrupted here, at the City Ship Canal, after the South Michigan Avenue Bridge was removed in 1964 (we're confirming this date).
  • Note: This is not the bridge that was lost in the Tewksbury Incident of January 21, 1959, in which a runaway freighter severely damaged the North Michigan Avenue Bridge, which crossed the Buffalo River just north of the South Michigan Avenue Bridge. The North Bridge was subsequently replaced and is in use today.

Current Condition


Recent Events and Actions Taken

  • General Mills has applied to Buffalo Common Council to fence the street between two of their properties and restrict it to their use only. Others are objecting to this private usage of public property, and the restriction of access to the waterfront at that location. The Common Council may make a decision about this after a public hearing 1pm 12/17/2013 in Council Chambers.
  • October 28, 2014 - General Mills has asked the City for permission to purchase a "revocable lease" to the street. A Common Council hearing is being held 10/28/2014, 2pm in Council Chambers.
  • Link to current proposal before the Council (5MB PDF file)

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Added 2013-12-11 • Last changed 2014-11-01