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SG&C - Watkins Glen Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken ca. 1870s

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BH Photo #198783

Map 

Description 

From an 1891 report to the Board of Railroad Commissioners: "This structure consists of one deck span, length 140 feet, one of 120 feet, one plate girder, length 35 feet, one of 30 feet, and five of 15 feet each, all supported on iron bents varying in height from 14'1 1/2" to 123'4"."

Deck truss spans are 12- and 14-panel quadrangular lattices.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck truss bridge over Watkins Glen Gorge on former Syracuse Geneva and Corning Railroad
Location
Schuyler County, New York
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built ca. 1870, replaced ca. 1901
Builder
- Niagara Bridge Works of Buffalo, New York
Railroad
- Syracuse, Geneva, & Corning Railroad (SG&C)
Design
Lattice deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.0 ft.
Total length: 450.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.37107, -76.89188   (decimal degrees)
42°22'16" N, 76°53'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/344229/4692710 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Beaver Dams
Inventory number
BH 47251 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 1, 2020: Updated by Ian Martin: Added dimensions and description
  • April 30, 2011: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • December 6, 2010: Added by Jacob P. Bernard

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