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Ovid Street Bridge

Photo 

Ovid Street Bridge

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #526934

Facts 

Overview
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Seneca River on Ovid Street
Location
Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Replaced 1984
Railroad
- Interurban
Design
Riveted, 12-panel Baltimore through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.90941, -76.79587   (decimal degrees)
42°54'34" N, 76°47'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/353404/4752319 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 97266 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added truss type & categories "12-panel truss", "Riveted", "Lattice Railing", "Interurban"
  • March 21, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Ovid Street Bridge
Posted March 21, 2022, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

Many of the "longest" and "oldest" claims on bridge postcards are dubious. My favorite is "The only Triple Bridges in the U.S." and yet I've found a half dozen side-by-side triples.

Ovid Street Bridge
Posted March 21, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

Looks like one of those modified Warren trusses that was being talked about earlier on a Norfolk Southern bridge page.

Ovid Street Bridge
Posted March 21, 2022, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This postcard made me laugh! Whoever printed it claimed this was the longest span in New York State. Its rivet connected, probably ca. 1915? Definitely newer than the 1886 built 288 foot span of the Raymondville Bridge.

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