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State Street Bridge (Pre 1913)

Photo 

State Street Bridge (Pre 1913)

looking south after 1913 flood; in rear are NYC RR bridge and U&MV viaduct

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #514071

Description 

This bridge was either built by Canton BC, or it's spin-off Central Concrete & Construction. Given the lack of a large circular plaque it is almost certainly the former.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over West Canada Creek on State Street
Location
Herkimer, Herkimer County, New York
Status
Destroyed by flooding in 1913
Builder
- Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio (Likely Fabricator)
Design
Pinned Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.02907, -74.97351   (decimal degrees)
43°01'45" N, 74°58'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/502157/4764043 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95665 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type and other stuff
  • December 27, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

State Street Bridge (Pre 1913)
Posted December 27, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Are we sure this was a Pratt? Looks like it could be subdivided in this collapse photo?