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Water Street Bridge

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Water Street Bridge

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Photo taken by Michael Quiet in August 2015

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BH Photo #334866

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Description 

This is an one of a trio of lenticular pony truss bridges built in 1881 by the Corrugated Metal Co. to cross the West Branch Tioughnioga River in Homer NY. This follows the pattern for an early lenticular pony configuration, with pinned endposts, parallel verticals, and an upper chord secured with battens. This particular one has been rehabilitated for pedestrian use and is in good condition, although some modernization of the floorsystem did occur.. Also of particular note that this is a 2 span pony truss, making it even rarer.

This bridge is highly significant as one of only a handful of remaining bridges fabricated by Corrugated Metal Co. (before they changed their name to Berlin Iron Bridge Co. in 1883). It is further distinguished by its companion spans and the fact that it is a compound truss. Despite some loss of originality with the floorsystem the bridge is still an excellent example of its type.

Facts 

Overview
Pin-connected Lenticular pony truss bridge over West Branch Tioughnioga River on Water Street (Pedestrian Walkway)
Location
Homer, Cortland County, New York
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1881 by Corrugated Metal Company
Builders
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
- Corrugated Metal Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut [also known as Berlin Iron Bridge Co.]
Design
2 span Lenticular pony truss
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 5, 1977
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.63838, -76.17639   (decimal degrees)
42°38'18" N, 76°10'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/403553/4721329 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Homer
Inventory numbers
NRHP 77000938 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 49468 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2015: New photo from Michael Quiet
  • May 1, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • August 31, 2011: Added by James McCray

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Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com