Baker Bridge carries Pine Street across the Saranac River, north of Saranac Lake. In 1854, it was just north of the site of Colonel Milote Baker's Hotel and store; the road at that time was the Northwest Bay Road.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, June 12, 2021
Howard Riley's column
Saranac Lake Police Blotter, June 13, 1939
Call from Mrs. Carpenter that a gas main on the Baker Bridge [Pine Street] was leaking and the gas was burning. I called the gas works and talked to Mr. Fogarty, who came and put the fire out. His truck was out of commission, so I took him to Gladd's Garage to get some tools and then drove him home. We think lightning struck the bridge and started the fire as the call came right after an extra big bolt of lightning and a loud crash of thunder. --- Jones