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Forsythe Bridge

Description 

Thanks to James Stewart for providing information and insight regarding this bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over New York Central Railroad and Nickel Plate Railroad on Buffalo & Lake Erie Traction Co.
Location
Chautauqua County, New York
Status
Removed but not replacedca.1906
History
Built ca.1906-1908
Railroads
- Buffalo & Lake Erie Traction Co.
- Interurban
Design
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss over New York Central RR
Pony truss approach span over Nickel Plate RR
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.29311, -79.65131   (decimal degrees)
42°17'35" N, 79°39'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/611182/4683201 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 102307 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

6-panel truss (920)
Buffalo & Lake Erie Traction Co. (2)
Chautauqua County, New York (90)
Interurban (1,057)
Lost (31,822)
New York (5,241)
Owned by railroad (14,145)
Pin-connected (5,428)
Pony truss (17,555)
Pratt through truss (6,417)
Pratt truss (10,848)
Skewed (5,108)
Through truss (19,040)
Truss (38,327)

Update Log 

  • January 26, 2023: Updated by Paul Plassman: Adjusted information and added category "Skewed"
  • January 25, 2023: Updated by Paul Plassman: Revised pin location
  • January 24, 2023: Added by Paul Plassman

Sources 

  • Paul Plassman
  • Twitter - 1908 image