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Forest Home Bridge

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Photo taken by Doug Kerr

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Description 

The Forest Home Bridge carries Forest Home Road over Fall Creek in Forest Home, New York. The double-intersection Warren through truss was constructed in 1909 by the Groton Bridge Company of Groton, New York. The bridge was extensively rehabilitated in 2013-14, during which time the truss was rendered obsolete by making it non-load bearing.

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Fall Creek on CR 121 (Forest Home Road) in Forest Home
Location
Tompkins County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1909; rehabilitated 1975 and 2013-14
Builder
- Groton Bridge Co. of Groton, New York
Design
Double-intersection Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 115.8 ft.
Total length: 118.8 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.45111, -76.46639   (decimal degrees)
42°27'04" N, 76°27'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/379417/4700906 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ithaca East
Inventory numbers
NY 3047450 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26950 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2014)
Deck condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 78.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
4,255

Update Log 

  • April 14, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Some history.
  • September 18, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Riveted"
  • July 2, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • November 22, 2011: Updated by Frank Hicks: Added specific design info and builder from www.historicbridges.org listing
  • September 19, 2010: New photos from Doug Kerr

Comments 

Fall Creek Bridge
Posted July 2, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Restored but will be used for decoration:

http://www.ithacajournal.com/article/20140701/NEWS01/3070100...

Regards,

Art S.