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Sherwood Road Bridge

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Overview
Relocated Lenticular through truss bridge over West Branch Delaware River on Sherwood Road
Location
Delhi, Delaware County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1888 by Berlin Iron Bridge Co. ; Replaced and moved to land 1993; Moved to private ownership 2006
Builders
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut (Fabrication)
- Robert A. Young (Substructure Mason)
Design
Lenticular through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 116.1 ft.
Total length: 117.1 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.26006, -74.92840   (decimal degrees)
42°15'36" N, 74°55'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/505905/4678653 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
NY 3352250 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 77565 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/1991)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 13.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1979)
275

Update Log 

  • June 20, 2017: Added by Michael Quiet

Sources 

  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Sherwood Road Bridge
Posted June 22, 2017, by Chester Gehman (gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

That is good news. Excellent work, Michael!

Sherwood Road Bridge
Posted June 22, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

Some good news! Looks like reports of this bridges demise are premature.

I've gotten in touch with the historical society for Delhi, looking for a confirmation of the fate and any info/pictures they might have of this one. From what is known, the bridge has passed into private ownership and is now located somewhere in the nearby town of Franklin NY ("Sitting in someones garden" as it was described to me... No information as of yet on who or where). Not ideal of course, as a rare lenticular through truss like this should be preserved and publicly displayed, but I think we'd all prefer to see them anywhere other then being cut up for salvage.

The historical society will also be following up on any other info or pictures they can find, so I'll certainly pass along what is found.

Sherwood Road Bridge
Posted June 21, 2017, by Don Morrison

Sad. What a waste.

At least the replacement is a truss (polygonal Warren?), even if it is a modern bolted, welded, CorTen truss.

Bing streetside view shows it quite well, as well as the nearby sunbathers.

Sherwood Road Bridge
Posted June 21, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

My 2 cents worth...

Sherwood Road Bridge
Posted June 21, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Perhaps someday, Victorian Era Wrought Iron bridges will not be considered eyesores by the public. I think that it is starting to happen based on what I have seen in Kansas in recent years. (an appreciation of abandoned iron bridges).

Of course, in Kansas, we have no wooden covered bridges. Thus, we have no choice but to appreciate the Wrought Iron variety.

Sherwood Road Bridge
Posted June 21, 2017, by Chester Gehman (gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Too bad this one couldn't be saved. It sat in a field just east of the crossing from March of 1992. Things looked good for awhile; a donation from the College Association at Delhi, Inc. of a 10-acre plot to display the bridge was accepted by the town. Plans were scrapped when it was discovered that lead in the paint and sand-blasting would cost about $100,000. Locals complained it was an eyesore and dangerous. Sometime after 2006 it was removed; no buyers could be found and it was likely scrapped. Google Earth Historical Imagery shows the bridge in the field in 11/2006--after that its gone. Bing Maps Bird's Eye has a good view of it.