Liftbridge Reconstruction Project

For more than 100 years, the iconic lift bridge has been a point of pride for the people of Fairport, and a featured attraction in the heart of our village. Its distinctive design continues to charm residents and visitors alike. Given the historical significance of our lift bridge, great care has been taken through the years to preserve it, rather than replace it.

Once again the time has come to bring the lift bridge back to its former glory, ensuring it remains a vibrant and treasured part of the Village of Fairport for the next century and beyond.

The Village of Fairport is celebrating the next chapter in its notable history as the ‘Crown Jewel of the Erie Canal’ with a Fairport on the Rise! awareness campaign reinforcing it as a prime destination to live, work and visit. This is an exciting time for Fairport! We are preserving our rich history by rehabilitating the iconic Lift Bridge, developing the western banks of the Erie Canal to enhance the boater/pedestrian/cyclist experience, welcoming new businesses including craft breweries, distilleries, restaurants and retail, and adding modern housing options to draw new residents. In the midst of the excitement, people will continue to have easy access to businesses, sidewalks, parking, boating and signature events and activities.

Come back to our Fairport on the Rise! web page for updated information and check out our live canal webcam. Fairport truly is a village ‘on the rise’ and all are welcome to come and explore!

Mayor Julie Domaratz

To receive text message alerts and updates regarding the bridge closure, text: fptbridge to 888-777

RTS 81/82 Fairport Detour Service Alert