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Walk Bridge -Canacadea Creek

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Photo taken by Dana and Kay Klein in September 2016

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BH Photo #365087

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Canacadea Creek on Foot Trail
Location
Hornell, Steuben County, New York
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.33010, -77.66358   (decimal degrees)
42°19'48" N, 77°39'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/280544/4689864 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 73746 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 19, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein

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Comments 

Walk Bridge -Canacadea Creek
Posted September 19, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, rivets as opposed to bolts or welded connections. Good call.

Walk Bridge -Canacadea Creek
Posted September 19, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Another question to ask (in the affirmative means it is of interest)... does it have RIVETS? In the case of this one, the answer is YES!!!

Walk Bridge -Canacadea Creek
Posted September 19, 2016, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I would definitely have added this one. I generally consider a few questions when adding a bridge like this:

1. Is it pre 1970ish?

2. Did it require a significant amount of engineering?

3. Is it a MOB? (okay, every truss bridge is technically a MOB)

Essentially if I can say yes to either the first or second question, I will generally add it. On the other hand, question 3 applies to those modern prefabricated bridges that all pretty much look the same. MOBs tend to generate lots of anger because in the eyes of many of us Bridgehunters, they represent a lost opportunity to reuse an otherwise doomed historic truss.

This bridge appears to meet both 1 and 2, while escaping the condemnation of 3.

Walk Bridge -Canacadea Creek
Posted September 19, 2016, by Luke

Dana, no need to apologize, as there are already a lot of footbridges on the site.

The only footbridges people really get annoyed by are the modern boxxy ones and the modern pseudo-bowstring ones.

This bridge is is old (http://hornellhome.com/Around%20Hornell%20in%20Photos%20-%20...), and looks quite nice, IMHO.