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Ouaquaga Bridge

Photos 

Elevation, Southeast End, View To Northeast

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #137490

Facts 

Overview
Two-span lenticular through truss bridge over Susquehanna River on Dutchtown Road
Location
Broome County, New York
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1888 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1990
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Lenticular through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 170.0 ft.
Total length: 341.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 9.6 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 20, 2003
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.12333, -75.64722   (decimal degrees)
42°07'24" N, 75°38'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/446502/4663672 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Windsor
Inventory numbers
NY 2226050 (New York State bridge identification number)
NRHP 03000048 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 25795 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2021: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • July 30, 2020: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • June 29, 2020: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • June 3, 2020: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • August 15, 2014: Updated by Chester Gehman: Changed status; bypassed; pedestrian traffic only.
  • September 19, 2010: New photos from Doug Kerr
  • April 19, 2009: Posted HAER photos

Sources 

  • HAER NY-166 - Ouaquaga Bridge, Dutchtown Road, spanning Susquehanna River, Ouaquaga, Broome County, NY
  • Doug Kerr
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Ouaquaga Bridge
Posted March 22, 2022, by JIM STEWART (JAMESEMSTEWART57 [at] GMAIL [dot] COM)

AS SEEN ON THE PLAQUE THE COMMISSIONERS WERE MILTON KNOX, LUTHUR M. SMITH, AND ROBERT B. WATSON. THESE WERE THE COMMISSIONERS FROM THE TOWN OF WINDSOR. THERE PROBABLY WAS A PLAQUE ON THE OTHER END STATING THAT THE COMMISSIONERS WERE W. M. FRANCIS. BURTON DOOLITTLE, AND JOHN ROSE. THEY WERE THE COMMISSIONERS FROM THE TOWN OF COLESVILLE. AS THE TOWN LINE FOLLOWED THE RIVER HERE, THE COMMISSIONERS FROM BOTH TOWNS SHARED THE RESPONSIBILITY. THE BROOM COUNTY SUPERVISORS PROCEEDINGS REFERENCED IN THE HAER DATA PAGES CAN BE FOUND ON-LINE. I ADD THIS NOTE TO ILLUSTRATE HOW THE CONTRACTING THAT WAS DONE IN NYS IN THE GOLDEN DAYS OF BRIDGE BUILDING.

THERE WERE EXCEPTIONS OF COURSE.