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Lafayette Spring Street Bridge

Photos 

General View, North Side, To Southeast From West Bank

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #309272

Map 

Street View 

Description 

An example of early twentieth-century reinforced concrete construction using the "Melan-von Emperger" systems of steel reinforcement. The western two spans were constructed as part of a grade crossing elimination program active throughout New York State during the years between 1910 and 1920. The Lafayette Street viaduct, all five spans, was designed by William Mueser of the Concrete-Steel Engineering Co. Information about Mueser, the company, and another historically significant concrete arch bridge may be found in HAER No. NY-173, Court Street Bridge, Watertown, New York.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Deck arch bridge over Oswegatchie River on Lafayette Spring Street in Ogdensburg
Location
Ogdensburgh, St. Lawrence County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1916; rehabilitated 1994
Builders
- Concrete-Steel Engineering Co. of New York, New York (Consulting Engineers)
- Kirk, Raleigh, & Co. of Syracuse, New York (Contractor)
- Mark D. Ewell (Resident Engineer)
- William Mueser of Moers, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Supervising Engineer)
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 136.8 ft.
Total length: 596.8 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.69000, -75.49389   (decimal degrees)
44°41'24" N, 75°29'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/460864/4948632 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ogdensburg East
Inventory numbers
NY 2221890 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26831 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 67.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
3,388

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 6, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 29, 2014: HAER photos posted by Dave King
  • February 8, 2014: Updated by CANALLER: Added Info & Photo.

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • HAER NY-174 - Lafayette-Spring Street Bridge, Lafayette & Spring Street, spanning Oswegatchie River, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, NY
  • Dana and Kay Klein