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Jones Bridge

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Jones Bridge

Photo provided by James Stewart

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BH Photo #512319

Description 

One of several Whipple Bowstrings built over the Genesee River by Simon DeGraff. This bridge stood abandoned for many years before being scrapped in 1943 for the war effort.

Cost of bridge was $23,730

Information courtesy of James Stewart.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Genesee River on Jones Bridge Road
Location
Livingston County, New York
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built in 1866 by Simon de Graff; Condemned 1929; Removed 1943
Builders
- James Conway (Substructure)
- Simon de Graff of Syracuse, New York
Design
Whipple design Bowstring through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 180.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.76654, -77.83905   (decimal degrees)
42°45'60" N, 77°50'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/267712/4738799 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95138 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 18, 2021: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • November 18, 2021: New photo from Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com