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Nubia Bridge

Photos 

Oblique View Looking Northwest.

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #210922

Map 

Description 

The unique design of this bridge is based on a patent by Oliver Avery, Jr. and Caleb Bartholomew.

Facts 

Overview
Bowstring pony truss bridge on a pedestrian path in the town's park
Location
Groton, Tompkins County, New York
History
Built 1877 by Groton Bridge Company over Fall Creek on Elm Street in Nubia, and relocated to Groton's town park in 1981
Builder
- Groton Bridge Co. of Groton, New York
Design
Bowstring pony truss
Dimensions
Total length: 45.5 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Also called
Colby's Patent Iron-Rail Bridge
Avery-Bartholomew Patent Railroad Iron Bridge
Elm Street Extension Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.59091, -76.37048   (decimal degrees)
42°35'27" N, 76°22'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/387555/4716297 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Groton
Inventory number
BH 49446 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 9, 2018: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • August 28, 2011: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • HAER NY-277 - Avery-Bartholomew Patent Railroad Iron Bridge, Town park south of Route 222, west of Owasco Inlet (moved from Elm Street Extension spanning Fall Creek, Nubia, NY), Groton, Tompkins County, NY
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Nubia Bridge
Posted May 9, 2018, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

That thing is incredible, thanks for posting.