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Watkins Glen Footbridge

Photos 

North Portal, Looking South

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #155048

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Watkins Glen Gorge on a pedestrian trail at Watkins Glen State Park
Location
Schuyler County, New York
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built ca. 1873
Builders
- John L. Foreman of Pottstown, Pennsylvania
- Phoenix Iron Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Iron Manufacturer)
Design
Cast and wrought iron bowstring pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 89.9 ft.
Deck width: 10.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.37436, -76.87647   (decimal degrees)
42°22'28" N, 76°52'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/345506/4693047 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Beaver Dams
Inventory number
BH 44114 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 31, 2016: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added category "Foreman Truss"
  • March 29, 2015: New Street View added by Dave King
  • November 16, 2013: New photo from Jodi Christman
  • November 13, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Removed category "Wire/cable Suspension"
  • February 13, 2010: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • HAER NY-273 - Watkins Glen Iron Foot Bridge, Watkins Glen State Park, near South Pavilion, Watkins Glen, Schuyler County, NY
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com