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Cemetery Road Bridge

Photos 

General View, South Side, View From West Bank To North

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #309685

Map 

Description 

The oldest known wrought iron truss, and the only surviving lenticular (parabolic) arch truss, bridge in Washington County, New York. A more detailed discussion of the lenticular truss and history of the Berlin Iron Bridge Company may be found in HAER NY-166, Ouaquaga, Dutchtown Road Bridge.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Relocated Lenticular pony truss bridge over Black Creek on Cemetery Road
Location
Washington County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge; Bridge moved to Rhule Road in Malta NY
History
Built 1888
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Lenticular pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 47.0 ft.
Total length: 51.5 ft.
Deck width: 11.2 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.16080, -73.36989   (decimal degrees)
43°09'39" N, 73°22'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/632521/4779961 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Salem
Inventory numbers
NY 3203730 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 64503 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/1991)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 71.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1968)
256

Update Log 

  • December 22, 2014: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added categories "Relocated",
  • December 11, 2014: Added by Nathan Holth

Related Bridges 

  • Ruhle Road Bridge (Parts reused in) - This bridge was moved to replace the Rhule Road Arch Bridge in 2001

Sources 

  • Nathan Holth
  • HAER NY-186 - Cemetery Road Bridge, Cemetery Road, spans Black Creek, 2 miles Southwest of Salem, Salem, Washington County, NY
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com