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Long Lane Road Bridge


Long Lane Road (1)

Photo taken by Dana and Kay Klein in June 2017


BH Photo #393486



Abandoned lenticular pony truss bridge over Cohocton River on Long Lane Road
Steuben County, New York
Built C. 1890 by Berlin Iron Bridge Co. Abandoned with construction of Interstate 390 c. 1973
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Lenticular pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.45507, -77.47206   (decimal degrees)
42°27'18" N, 77°28'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/296728/4703265 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 77547 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 7, 2017: New photos from Dana and Kay Klein
  • June 6, 2017: Added by Michael Quiet



Long Lane Road Bridge
Posted June 8, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks for getting out to this one so fast Dana! Glad to see and hear that's it's still in good condition. Now if only we could get it rehabilitated and preserved...

Long Lane Road Bridge
Posted June 7, 2017, by Nathan B Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Some lenticular truss bridges (not this one) also have a false bottom chord, which is actually an edge bracing.

Long Lane Road Bridge
Posted June 7, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge has a bit of an optical illusion. Typical of a Lenticular truss, the bottom chord is above the deck. The heavier horizontal member is actually a deck stringer. The Lenticular bottom chord is very lightweight compared to the stringer. In this respect, a Lenticular truss can fool you into thinking that it is a Parker if you cannot see the bottom chord.

Long Lane Road Bridge
Posted June 7, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Other than the deck this bridge is in remarkably good shape. Looks like it was abandoned not because of condition but because it doesn't actually go anywhere anymore.

Long Lane Road Bridge
Posted June 6, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

Always happy to add an extant Lenticular pony truss, even if it is abandoned! While looking for info online I was also happy to find that the HistoricBridges team has already documented this bridge. Pictures and info here: