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State Park Road Bridge

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Wolf Creek Bridge Letchworth State Park 1

Photo taken by Dana and Kay Klein in May 2017

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BH Photo #389310

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Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Wolf Creek on State Park Road
Location
Wyoming County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1927
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 32.8 ft.
Total length: 39.7 ft.
Deck width: 29.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.61528, -78.01194   (decimal degrees)
42°36'55" N, 78°00'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/745074/4722422 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Portageville
Inventory numbers
NY 5035810 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 27168 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 65.1 (out of 100)

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Arch (11,267)
Built 1927 (743)
Built during 1920s (8,874)
Deck arch (10,504)
Have street view (22,567)
New York (3,246)
Open (36,888)
Owned by state (13,893)
Skewed (4,717)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,734)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,931)
Wyoming County, New York (39)

Update Log 

  • May 6, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein

Comments 

State Park Road Bridge
Posted May 9, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Thanks for the kind words! The trick is to look underneath the arch. Tthis area is called the barrel or intrados. The multi-plate arches should have the corrugated metal visible underneath. If you see smooth concrete (or concrete with a pattern of boards), then it is more likely to be a stone-faced concrete arch. If you see spray-on concrete (shotcrete, gunite, having a rough texture) it may be a true stone arch which was repaired. The example you have used here is a rare example of what appears to be a true stone arch built in the 1920s because I can see a pattern of stones underneath . It is rare because the 1920s and the 1930s is when the concrete arches with stone facing became more common. The multi-plate arches showed up ca. 1932.

State Park Road Bridge/ Corregated Multi Plate time frame
Posted May 9, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Nathan similar time frame with stone facing, is their a term for these? Thanks for all you do by the way. YOU ROCK DUDE!