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Yaleville Road Bridge

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Yaleville Road Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in April 2015

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BH Photo #323533

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Description 

Located on a small road far up in upstate New York is one of the few examples of a lenticular through truss that is still open to traffic. As with the other remaining examples, this lenticular truss is fabricated out of wrought iron and is pin connected. It also retains the ornate portal cresting and builders plaque that are trademarks of the Berlin Iron Bridge Co. Older photos of the bridge indicate that there were once cast iron finials on the endposts, but these are long gone.

It looks like overall this truss still retains a very good amount of historic integrity. The most noteworthy change was the replacement of the deck hangers with modern steel ones.

Facts 

Overview
Pin connected Lenticular through truss bridge over Raquette River on Yaleville Road in Norfolk
Location
Norfolk, St. Lawrence County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1892 by Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; Rehabilitated 1969
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Pin connected lenticular through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 170.9 ft.
Total length: 173.9 ft.
Deck width: 12.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 7.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.76684, -75.00012   (decimal degrees)
44°46'01" N, 75°00'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/499990/4957050 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chase Mills
Inventory numbers
NY 3341430 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26858 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 0.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
179

Update Log 

  • April 27, 2015: New photos from Michael Quiet
  • August 8, 2014: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added BIBCo as builder
  • February 8, 2014: Updated by CANALLER: Added Info & Photo.
  • September 16, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Updated design as referred to in a 1974 David Plowden book
  • April 28, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: This is a Lenticular through truss bridge

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Yaleville Road Bridge
Posted August 1, 2017, by Tom Engel (tom [at] prudeng [dot] com)

An updated photo from July, 2016