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Upper Lisle Road Bridge


Photo taken by Doug Kerr


BH Photo #178191



Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Otselic River on CR 152 (Upper Lisle Road).
Broome County, New York
Open to traffic
Built 1902; rehabilitated 1992
- Owego Bridge Co. of Owego, New York
Pennsylvania through truss
Span length: 181.8 ft.
Total length: 181.8 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.7 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.39667, -75.95972   (decimal degrees)
42°23'48" N, 75°57'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/421013/4694265 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
NY 3349680 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 25805 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 13.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 17, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • August 13, 2015: New photos from Michael Quiet
  • November 30, 2011: Updated by Frank Hicks: Added specific design info and builder from historicbridges.org listing
  • September 19, 2010: New photos from Doug Kerr



Upper Lisle Road Bridge
Posted May 1, 2018, by MFT

It looks more like it reads "ALONZO PEASE, COM" to me. Seems like he was on a Board of Supervisors in the 1870's, probably a Commissioner at some point. At the very least he was a prominent citizen in the area.

Upper Lisle Road Bridge
Posted May 1, 2014, by Thomas Engel, PE (tengel [at] prudenteng [dot] com)

Photo from the inspection in 2011. Alonzo Pease.com on the plaque probably refers to the Commissioner of Public Works, in 1902.

Upper Lisle Road Bridge
Posted July 11, 2010, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

How on earth would you get that up there, painted properly and attached? Interesting prank that works since we are talking about it.

Upper Lisle Road Bridge
Posted July 11, 2010, by Cliff Darby (clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

A quick google search shows Alonzo was an artist in the last half of the 19th century and he lived in New York for 15 years I assume his was a dedication to him.

Upper Lisle Road Bridge
Posted July 10, 2010, by Matthew Lohry

I certainly did not know that the website Alonzo Pease.com was active in 1902...Did Al Gore's grandfather have anything to do with this??

Upper Lisle Road Bridge
Posted July 10, 2010, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

The (supposed) builder's plaque looks suspiciously like bridge spam.

Upper Lisle Road Bridge
Posted July 8, 2010, by Mr. Thalweg (orzell [at] verizon [dot] net)

I am attempting to post a few photos of this bridge, including the builders plate.