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Chili Mills Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Bob Melville

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BH Photo #154922

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Black Creek on Stuart Road
Location
Monroe County, New York
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1877 by the King Bridge Company
Builders
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
- King Iron Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio [also known as King Bridge Co.]
Design
Cast- and wrought-iron bowstring pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 71.9 ft.
Total length: 76.8 ft.
Deck width: 9.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.08474, -77.81299   (decimal degrees)
43°05'05" N, 77°48'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/271026/4774066 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Clifton
Inventory numbers
NY 3316980 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26260 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 17, 2018: Posted drone photo from Jeff Small
  • April 8, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • April 16, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Bob Melville - wrm [at] rochester [dot] rr [dot] com
  • HAER NY-276 - Chili Mills Bridge, Spanning Black Creek at Stuart Road, Chili Center, Monroe County, NY
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth

Comments 

Chili Mills Bridge
Posted November 14, 2011, by Gregory Clyde (atarigreg [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This should be called the Stuart Road Bridge. Built in 1877 and rehabilitated in 2002. The Stuart Road Bridge is on the original footings in the original location still today Monday, November 14, 2011.

1877

STUART ROAD BRIDGE

“SQUIRE WHIPPLE” BOWSTRING TRUSS DESIGN

MANUFACTURED BY THE KING IRON BRIDGE CO

OF CLEVELAND, OHIO, IT IS ON THE

STATE AND NATIONAL REGISTERS OF HISTORIC PLACES.

IN 2002 IT WAS RESTORED BY THE MONROE COUNTY DOT,

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FRIENDS OF THE STUART ROAD BRIDGE

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Chili Mills Bridge
Posted September 17, 2010, by Richard Ehrenberg (rick [at] richardehrenberg [dot] com)

It appears that somewhere along the line, the arch segments, which Squire Whipple always built as interlocking iron castings, were replaced with either a single piece of steel or welded segments. Only the lower tension members are original in appearance.