1 vote

Belgium Bridge



Photo taken by Doug Kerr

BH Photo #174075



Lost truss bridge over Seneca River on NY 31
Belgium, Onondaga County, New York
No longer exists
Built 1950; replaced 2005
Length of largest span: 310.7 ft.
Total length: 463.9 ft.
Deck width: 28.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.17556, -76.27722   (decimal degrees)
43°10'32" N, 76°16'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/396192/4781102 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NY 4021940 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26535 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/1999)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 27.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)

Update Log 

  • October 21, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected city from Baldwinsville to Belgium
  • February 9, 2011: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Incorporated correct NBI data
  • August 25, 2010: New photo from Doug Kerr

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Belgium Bridge
Posted February 10, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I think the new bridge location is already on BridgeHunter here: http://www.bridgehunter.com/ny/onondaga/4433130/ the span lengths are the same and the construction date is listed as 2005. Someone must have got confused because that page marks the bridge as Lost, but Street View shows an extant truss bridge that looks just like this bridge.

Belgium Bridge
Posted February 10, 2011, by Matthew Lohry

If you know precisely where it is, you ought to add it to the site as a new addition, as it would be really nice to see it in its restored condition, and in its new location! If you're able to photograph, that would be even better!!

Belgium Bridge
Posted February 10, 2011, by CANALLER

It's open to vehicular traffic with no postings, although on a road that's not nearly as busy. The original location had too much traffic growth to allow it to remain there when more lanes were added.

Belgium Bridge
Posted February 9, 2011, by Matthew Lohry

The NBI info that I put in here is for this bridge before its relocation. The info that was here previously was for the replacement bridge, not the restored one. If the old bridge has been restored for pedestrian traffic, it most likely won't be listed in the NBI; however, if it has been opened to vehicular traffic, then it would probably be listed showing its current location with its original build date as well as its relocation date.

Belgium Bridge
Posted February 9, 2011, by Matthew lohry

Do you know where it is?

Belgium Bridge
Posted February 9, 2011, by CANALLER

That info is long out-of-date. The bridge was restored and re-located and it's in excellent condition.