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Talcottville Bridge

Photos 

South Portal, Looking North

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #155043

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Sugar Creek on Cheese Factory Road
Location
Lewis County, New York
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built ca. 1870
Builder
- Squire Whipple of Albany, New York
Design
Cast- and wrought-iron bowstring pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.53493, -75.36888   (decimal degrees)
43°32'06" N, 75°22'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/470195/4820287 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Port Leyden
Inventory number
BH 44113 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 29, 2014: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • February 13, 2010: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER NY-287 - Talcottville Bridge, Spanning Sugar Creek at Cheese Factory Road, Talcottville, Lewis County, NY
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Talcottville Bridge
Posted December 13, 2011, by Luke Harden (lmharden [at] iastate [dot] edu)

Probably to stop drunk people from "getting any ideas"

Talcottville Bridge
Posted December 13, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Certainly happy to see this one saved and put to good use... I just don't understand why they feel the need to narrow them for trail use. Leave them at their original width and allow people to stand and enjoy the view while others pass by!

Talcottville Bridge
Posted December 12, 2011, by JIM STEWART (JAMES [dot] STEWART [at] TYLIN [dot] COM)

THIS BRIDGE WAS RELOCATED TO BOONVILLE, ONEIDA COUNTY, NY.

IT WAS RECONSTRUCTED (AND MADE NARROWER) TO SERVE AS A PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE. SEE FOURTH PHOTO ON THIS PAGE http://blackrivercanalmuseum.com/Today.htm

ALSO SEE http://www.whipple.org/photos/whipplebridge.html

(THIS PHOTO SEEMS TO BE ELONGATED VERTICALLY.)

AND VARIOUS OTHER WEB PAGES.