Plaque on the 1906 iron bridge The 1906 iron bridge, since replaced 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

The caption on this photograph reads "1906 Pine Street Bridge, Prescott House." It is taken looking Southwest from the Bloomingdale Avenue side of the Saranac River.
The Baker's Hotel is at left and the William Stearns Cottage at 5 Pine Street is at right; the Prescott House is at the top of the hill.
The north end of Main Street (the Dugway, the present site of Triangle Park) can be seen immediately above the left side of the bridge.
Courtesy of Susan Edelberg Donnelly.