Yaleville Road Bridge
Yaleville Road Bridge
Photo taken by Michael Quiet in April 2015
BH Photo #323533
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.
- Pin connected Lenticular through truss bridge over Raquette River on Yaleville Road in Norfolk
- Norfolk, St. Lawrence County, New York
- Open to traffic
- Built 1892 by Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; Rehabilitated 1969
- - Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
- Pin connected lenticular through truss
Length of largest span: 170.9 ft.
Total length: 173.9 ft.
Deck width: 12.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 7.0 ft.
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
- Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
- Inventory numbers
- NY 3341430 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26858 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of November 2016)
- Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
View more at BridgeReports.com
- 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