New York Roads - NY 104

3rd St. NB in Niagara Falls. US 62 and NY 62A (now US 62 Business) both begin at NY 104, but there is no NY 62.

North past McKoon Ave.

NY 104 is elevated partially above Robert Moses State Pkwy. through Devils Hole. This WB shield is typical of the new style, the only parkway with an elongated shield, but at least it keeps "State" inside.

The other thing NY 104 does in Devils Hole is show off the Niagara River. This is the I-190 Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, and then the walkway for the Niagara Power Vista (fed by the Niagara Power Reservoir) crosses over NY 104.

Why was I so specific about reservoir names? On the Ontario side, we have the Sir Adam Beck Dams (I is right, II is left) draining the Sir Adam Beck Hydroelectric Station Reservoir. So that's two countries, two dam complexes, draining two custom-built reservoirs into the same river at the same place.

Ancient shield now recycled as a NO TRESPASSING sign around Orleans County, courtesy Doug Kerr. This is nowhere near the original route, and so faded that the old writing shows up better than the paste job.

Two EB photos in Greece, courtesy Doug Kerr and gone now. Further south, NY 390 will become I-390.

Somewhere west of Rochester, courtesy Doug Kerr.

NY 104 cuts across the north side of Rochester as a freeway, but that ends once it crosses the Genesee River on this 1931 bridge. Take the next exit and bear right on Bridge View Drive for a drive with this bridge view.

Bridge View Drive NB.

EB on the freeway leaving Rochester.

WB photos from the frontage road (the second sign is on the freeway).

Intersecting button copy.

A single windmill stands among the power lines on either side of the railroad in Union Hill.

EB east of Wolcott. Old NY 104 from here west is Ridge Rd., which runs into NY 370 and then heads up NY 104A to Red Creek before coming back into 104. The original plan was to extend 4-laning of NY 104 all the way east from Williamson, which you see at the NY 89 underpass (the only evidence of this plan, too). One old shield and one old arrow remain, but not matched up, at NY 38, where you can compare the correct NY shield (the one on 104, to the left) to the new wrong style (on 38, to the right).

Yes, Virginia, there really was a US 104. This is NY 104 now, after having been decommissioned in 1971, but old shields remain. As do wrong shields, like this one courtesy Doug Kerr.

There really still is a NY 104A. This is the first WB shield, in the uglier new style with more black space.

Oswego is trying to be classy, but this strikes me as a case where engineers didn't have the final say. Notice any problems with these signs?

The Seaway Trail follows the U.S. coast of the Great Lakes on the nearest through road, here NY 104 WB.

WB at what's normally a brief multiplex in Mexico (not the country), but there's a detour for NY 104 (via NY 104B) that resulted in a temporary arrow. To see the sign as it was made (minus a "West" as well, whether it had fallen off or never previously existed), click for an older photo courtesy Doug Kerr. The two routes also cross southwest of Oswego.

Old NY 104 (Ridge Rd.)
NY 404 (also old NY 104)

To US 62
Onto Robert Moses State Pkwy.
Onto NY 390
To the Lake Ontario State Parkway
Onto NY 250
Onto NY 370
Onto NY 38
Onto NY 3
Back to New York Roads
Back to Roads