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High Bridge at Lowville

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High Bridge Lowville

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BH Photo #478993

Description 

All I know about this bridge is from this postcard in my collection. The card is postmarked 1908. I welcome any additions or corrections to this bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lenticular Through truss over Mill Creek
Location
Lowvillle, Lewis County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Builders
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
- Corrugated Metal Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut (precursor to) [also known as Berlin Iron Bridge Co.]
Design
Lenticular through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.78713, -75.50674   (decimal degrees)
43°47'14" N, 75°30'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/459227/4848355 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90298 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2021: Updated by Art Suckewer: added approximate date of replacement
  • June 21, 2021: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • June 21, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 17, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: added builder and truss type
  • August 17, 2020: New photo from Mike Niethe

Sources 

  • Mike Niethe - michaelniethe [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

High Bridge at Lowville
Posted June 22, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Definitely a contradicting name lol.

High Bridge at Lowville
Posted June 21, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Mike,

Thanks for posting!

I love the name - High Bridge in Lowville. I'm doing a quick bit of homework on the bridge, mostly because of the name and your two great images. The 1885 map of Lowville shows the bridge, so its pretty early (Corrugated became Berlin in 1885). I'll post some close-ups of the map shortly. Note that the road took a sharp 'S' to cross the gorge. The road has since been realigned to get rid of the S.

The first picture shows the bridge just after a new wood deck was put on. The guy sitting with a boater (hat) is probably the guy who did the work after cleaning himself up. You can see all of the old boards still laying around.

Your second image is a beauty, especially considering it is so early, the image is wonderfully crisp and the colorization is fantastic! I saw a similar card on ebay, if it's yours I'm tempted...

Regards,

Art S.