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Silk Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Doug Kerr

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BH Photo #178079

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over East Branch Owego Creek on Silk Road in Newark Valley
Location
Tioga County, New York
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1888
Design
Lenticular pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 66.9 ft.
Total length: 68.9 ft.
Deck width: 12.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.21722, -76.19333   (decimal degrees)
42°13'02" N, 76°11'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/401507/4674583 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newark Valley
Inventory numbers
NY 2219100 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26942 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2006)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 21.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1995)
64

Update Log 

  • August 6, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 1, 2011: Updated by Frank Hicks: Added specific design info
  • September 19, 2010: New photos from Doug Kerr

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Comments 

Silk Road Bridge
Posted August 1, 2009, by Doug Kerr (dougtone [dot] geo [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Silk Road Bridge in Newark Valley is definitely closed to traffic, although it could possibly be rehabbed for future use by local traffic. I had to walk through thicket to get some side profile photos of the bridge.