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Higginsville Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Doug Kerr in January 2011

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BH Photo #191522

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pinned 10-panel Parker through truss bridge over Erie Barge Canal on Higginsville Road
Location
Oneida County, New York
Status
Closed to vehicular traffic.
History
Built 1908; rehabilitated 1953
Builder
- Groton Bridge Co. of Groton, New York
Design
Pinned Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 183.7 ft.
Total length: 300.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.20556, -75.67000   (decimal degrees)
43°12'20" N, 75°40'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/445571/4783859 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sylvan Beach
Inventory numbers
NY 4426080 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26496 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2013)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 6.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
1,325

Update Log 

  • May 23, 2016: New photo from Mike Niethe
  • August 18, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merge Latest NBI.
  • May 30, 2015: Updated by Matt Lohry: Corrected bridge type--this is a Parker, not a Pennsylvania.
  • January 9, 2014: Updated by CANALLER: Added Info.
  • January 2, 2011: New photos from Doug Kerr

Sources 

Comments 

Higginsville Road Bridge
Posted January 19, 2017, by Tony Taurisano (tony [dot] taurisano [at] outlook [dot] com)

Looks like this bridge will not be here much longer. Oneida county was given a grant to replace it.

http://www.wktv.com/story/34291380/cuomo-announces-more-than...

Higginsville Road Bridge
Posted August 18, 2015, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Kelly,as for that guy telling you you were not allowed to be there,ask him if he can show you ownership papers of the bridge and the roadway while we're at it.that ought to shut him up.

Higginsville Road Bridge
Posted August 18, 2015, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

john,as for the ownership of the bridge and waterway,i am familiar with that having fished for salmon in new York state.as for the bridge repair cost that does sound familiar even in pa.where I live.

Higginsville Road Bridge
Posted August 17, 2015, by John Williams (snownette [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The state owns the bridge as it is over a state waterway. However, the land not in the canal right of way belongs to the individual landowners. As to the repair of the bridge, the message I got from NYSDOT was pretty much never. A recent report indicates that it would cost near 10.5 million dollars to repair the bridge and rehabilitate the roadway so no deal.

Higginsville Road Bridge
Posted May 30, 2015, by kelly (grangerkelly1974 [at] gmail [dot] com)

so who owns the bridge as i was there yesterday and some guy said we had no right to be there i say to bad i take my kids and dogs there to swim ya i see there are party people but dang dude tell them they dont have the right i been going to this place since i was a small girl

Higginsville Road Bridge
Posted May 30, 2015, by kelly (grangerkelly1974 [at] gmail [dot] com)

so who owns the bridge as i was there yesterday and some guy said we had no right to be there i say to bad i take my kids and dogs there to swim ya i see there are party people but dang dude tell them they dont have the right i been going to this place since i was a small girl

Higginsville Road Bridge
Posted July 21, 2011, by Joel Wyman (jwyman2242)

I do so hope this neat bridge is retained and repaired. We don't need any more modern eye sores in this historical area!

Higginsville Road Bridge
Posted January 2, 2011, by Doug Kerr (dougtone [dot] geo [at] yahoo [dot] com)

As of January 2, 2011, the bridge is still closed to traffic, with no indication that it will be re-opened anytime soon.

Higginsville Road Bridge
Posted June 7, 2009, by Paul Kitchen (PLKitch [at] aol [dot] com)

here's a couple pictures of the bridge this morning, June 7th, 2009. The bridge is now closed to motor traffic as of around August 2008 I believe. The bridge was built in 1908 so it made it 100 years.

Higginsville Road Bridge
Posted October 25, 2008, by PLKitch (PLKitch [at] aol [dot] com)

This bridge was closed to all traffic in August 2008. No word on if and when it will be fixed and re-opened.