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Sour Springs Road Bridge



Pony truss bridge over Oak Orchard Creek on Sour Springs Road
Genesee County, New York
Demolished by the county. Snowmobile club later installed a non-historic home made bridge.
Built 1885; rehabilitated 1932
Pony truss
Length of largest span: 58.7 ft.
Total length: 65.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.12528, -78.37000   (decimal degrees)
43°07'31" N, 78°22'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/713935/4778084 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
NY 3315020 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26099 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.8 (out of 100)
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19th Century (6,880)
Built 1885 (165)
Built during 1880s (1,835)
Genesee County, New York (40)
Lost (22,238)
NR-eligible (4,015)
New York (3,838)
One-lane traffic (7,535)
Owned by county (20,046)
Pony truss (15,692)
Pratt pony truss (3,473)
Replaced by new bridge (14,832)
Skewed (4,816)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,601)
Structurally deficient (15,858)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,973)
Truss (31,215)
Wooden deck (6,002)

Update Log 

  • December 15, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished.


Sour Springs Road Bridge
Posted March 6, 2008, by Joe Satkowski (jsatkows [at] rochester [dot] rr [dot] com)

This bridge was hit by a car in late February and is damaged beyond repair. The county has said it will not be replaced. This was the last bridge of this kind in the area.


Sour Springs Road Bridge
Posted May 22, 2007, by Joe Satkowski (jsatkows [at] rochester [dot] rr [dot] com)

This is my first attempt at uploading pictures to your site. I plan on taking pictures of other bridges in Western New York State.

This is the Sour Springs Rd bridge. Its on a seasonal use road and has a weight limit of 3 tons. There were alot of bridges like this around the area. By the time I got interested in photographing them, they had been replaced. This one is surviving because of the seasonal use road that its on. No salt or winter traffic except snowmobiles.