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Steele Creek Bridge

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Steele Creek Bridge

looking east

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Description 

Wrought and cast iron Whipple design Pratt pony.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Steele Creek on driveway
Location
Herkimer County, New York
Status
Open to authorized vehicles only
Builder
- Squire Whipple of Albany, New York (Design)
Design
4-panel, pinned Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.97801, -75.09411   (decimal degrees)
42°58'41" N, 75°05'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/492326/4758376 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95456 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 15, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added categories "4-panel truss", "Cast iron", "Pin-connected", "Wrought Iron"
  • December 14, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added Squire Whipple as designer
  • December 14, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

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Comments 

Steele Creek Bridge
Posted December 15, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This is actually one of two known Whipple Queenposts. http://bridgehunter.com/ny/schenectady/mill-road/ The Steele Creek Bridge sadly has some distasteful alterations, particularly note the missing lower chord castings.

https://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=n...

Steele Creek Bridge
Posted December 14, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is indeed a Squire Whipple design. Thanks to James Stewart for confirmation.

Steele Creek Bridge
Posted December 14, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nice find Geoff!

Wondering if this might be a Whipple designed Pratt pony? Certainly has the "feel" of one, but the openings in the endposts are more rounded than usual.