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Angelica Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Dana Klein


BH Photo #356500



Through truss bridge over Angelica Creek on CR 43
Allegany County, New York
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1930
Through truss
Length of largest span: 119.8 ft.
Total length: 126.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.29528, -78.05722   (decimal degrees)
42°17'43" N, 78°03'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/742594/4686755 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
NY 3329980 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 25740 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 99.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • May 16, 2017: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: updated status to lost per site visit.
  • June 26, 2016: New photos from Dana and Kay Klein



Angelica Creek Bridge
Posted May 24, 2017, by Dana & Kay Klein

Stopped by this bridge today and talked to the crew. Truss was cut up and went to Ben Weitzman and Son Binghampton NY. not sure if shredded yet but if anyone was interested in parts and pieces could contact Weitzmans.

Angelica Creek Bridge
Posted May 17, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Unfortunately, I think that the manufacturers of these MOB's (or Modern Ugly's as I like to call them) like to tout them as being "just as good" as the historic spans they replace. And while maybe they are stronger, in no shape or form can they match the integrity of those iconic structures that are lost. Weather the powers that be 50 or so years from now deem these modern trusses as historic remains to be seen. But for now I can't understand the logic that is used (Not Used!) in most of these situations. While I have no problem with these modern spans being used in new applications, I will always abhor them replacing an historic bridge that can be rehabilitated.

Angelica Creek Bridge
Posted May 17, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)


Something must have changed in the last few years with NY's approach to historic bridges, as my last couple of jaunts through upstate NY (Clinton/Essex counties) have shown a large number of historic bridges lost, either being replaced by modern welded pony trusses or in the most recent ones just UCEB's. Even some of the more modern 1930's have been subject to replacement in the last few years, despite still being in relatively good condition.

Angelica Creek Bridge
Posted May 16, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The loss of this bridge is a surprise. If you visit Nathan's page (see link), this bridge looked like it had a relatively new coat of paint. Plus, it was in New York, a state which from what I can tell has an exceptionally good track record for preservation.