Rating:
5 votes

Caneadea Camelback Bridge

Photos 

Caneadea Bridge

Photo taken by Patrick J. McCormick in February 2005

BH Photo #198226

Map 

Description 

This rare bridge was built to span the Genesee River on East Hill Road in the Town of Caneadea, New York. This Camelback Parker Truss Iron Bridge was erected in 1903 by the Groton Iron Bridge Co. at a cost of $6360.00.

Facts 

Overview
Camelback Parker Truss Iron Bridge over Genesee River on East Hill Rd.
Location
Caneadea, Allegany County, New York
Status
Closed
History
Built 1903
Builder
- Groton Bridge Co. of Groton, New York
Design
Camelback truss Iron Bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 245.7 ft.
Total length: 253.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998
Also called
Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.38508, -78.14937   (decimal degrees)
42°23'06" N, 78°08'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/734662/4696469 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Houghton
Inventory numbers
NY 3330750 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 48717 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 15.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
116

Update Log 

  • May 9, 2017: New photos from Sherman Cahal
  • September 18, 2016: New photos from Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 25, 2014: Updated by CANALLER: Added Info.
  • April 30, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Merged NBI data
  • April 30, 2011: New photos from Patrick J. McCormick
  • April 29, 2011: Added by Patrick J. McCormick

Sources 

Comments 

Caneadea Camelback Bridge
Posted April 25, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

The bridge is to be rehabilitated for trail use:

http://regionalnewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2014/04/allegany-cou...

Caneadea Camelback Bridge
Posted May 1, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

For all intents and purposes, the bridge was in fact rehabilitated sometime very soon before I visited it in 2007, when the grass had been recently reseeded. Work included abutment reconstruction, and apparent floorbeam replacement and post-tensioning of the bottom chord.

Caneadea Camelback Bridge
Posted May 1, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

In that case......I rate it as a 10!

Let's rehab and preserve it for prosperity's sake!!

Caneadea Camelback Bridge
Posted May 1, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

My understanding from NYSDOT is that the state uses a completely different rating system for their bridges. They just fill out the NBI ratings to meet the needs of the feds, but because of this fact, one should not take NBI ratings at face value in NYS.

Caneadea Camelback Bridge
Posted April 30, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Gorgeous bridge!

Not too sure that the "non-deficient" appraisal is correct considering the 30.2% rating.....but you won't hear me complain.