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Black Creek Bridge

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Black Creek Pony !

Photo taken by Dana and Kay Klein in January 2017

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BH Photo #377119

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Description 

Old Pony Truss

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Black Creek on Private Road?
Location
Birdsall, Allegany County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
Builder
- Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.35357, -77.92097   (decimal degrees)
42°21'13" N, 77°55'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/259425/4693167 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
West Almond
Inventory number
BH 75405 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Allegany County, New York (99)
Birdsall, New York (1)
Canton Bridge Co. (178)
New York (3,246)
Open (36,892)
Pony truss (15,083)
Pratt pony truss (3,199)
Pratt truss (8,069)
Truss (29,548)

Update Log 

  • January 31, 2017: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder
  • January 30, 2017: Added by Dana and Kay Klein

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Comments 

Black Creek Bridge
Posted January 31, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

...In other words, if I had read Michael Q's post first I would have just concurred with him! ;-)

Black Creek Bridge
Posted January 31, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Connection in pic #2 identifies this as a Canton product, missing the little cover plate that would have the builders name on it.

Black Creek Bridge
Posted January 31, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nice find! And a pin-connected bridge as well!

I'm pretty sure this is a Canton Bridge Co. product. The hip joint has a missing piece covering the connection between the endpost and upper chord meet, and 2 nuts where the cover was formerly mounted are visible.

http://bridgehunter.com/photos/37/71/377120-L.jpg

This is identical to what I found on a 1901 Canton bridge over in Essex County (with the plate intact):

http://bridgehunter.com/photos/37/05/370518-L.jpg