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Ditch Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Thomas Engel, PE

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BH Photo #283302

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Unadilla River on Ditch Road in Holmesville
Location
Holmesville, Chenango County, New York, and Otsego County, New York
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1900
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 86.0 ft.
Total length: 174.9 ft.
Deck width: 12.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.51111, -75.39417   (decimal degrees)
42°30'40" N, 75°23'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/467618/4706602 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Holmesville
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
200
Inventory numbers
NY 3351710 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 25859 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 16.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 19, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added categories "7-panel truss", "Wooden deck", "Unadilla River", "Finials"
  • July 5, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • May 30, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • March 28, 2016: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added builder based on plaque shape
  • May 9, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Merged photography from comments
  • January 27, 2014: Updated by CANALLER: Added Info & Photo.

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Ditch Road Bridge
Posted May 9, 2014, by Thomas Engel, PE (tengel [at] prudenteng [dot] com)

Closed because of deteriorated condition of the forged iron diagonal tension truss members.