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Pine Street Bridge


Pine Street Bridge

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Photo taken by Michael Quiet in August 2015


BH Photo #334867

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This is an one of a trio of lenticular pony truss bridges built in 1881 by the Corrugated Metal Co. to cross the West Branch Tioughnioga River in Homer NY. This follows the pattern for an early lenticular pony configuration, with pinned endposts, parallel verticals, doubled up diagonals in the first panel, and an upper chord secured with battens. This particular one is closed to traffic, with no plans for rehabilitation at this time.

This bridge is highly significant as one of only a handful of remaining bridges fabricated by Corrugated Metal Co. (before they changed their name to Berlin Iron Bridge Co. in 1883). It is further distinguished by its companion spans.


Pin-connected Lenticular pony truss bridge over West Branch Tioughnioga River on Pine Street in Homer
Homer, Cortland County, New York
Open to all traffic
Built 1881 by Corrugated Metal Co.; rehabilitated 1988; Closed to traffic circa 2000's; reopen to vehicle traffic as of Dec 2021
- Corrugated Metal Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut [also known as Berlin Iron Bridge Co.]
Lenticular pony truss
Span length: 71.9 ft.
Total length: 71.9 ft.
Deck width: 10.8 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 5, 1977
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.63583, -76.17639   (decimal degrees)
42°38'09" N, 76°10'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/403549/4721046 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NY 2207690 (New York State bridge identification number)
NRHP 77000938 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 25916 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 21 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2021: Updated by Patrick Gurwell: Updated Status
  • August 13, 2015: New photo from Michael Quiet
  • May 1, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden

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Pine Street Bridge
Posted April 30, 2022, by Michael Ward

This bridge is open to all traffic now. Canít comment on what if any rehabilitation was done. The Wall St bridge next to it is now closed to vehicular traffic.

Pine Street Bridge
Posted May 1, 2014, by Thomas Engel, PE (tengel [at] prudenteng [dot] com)

Closed to vehicle traffic with no plans for rehabilitation. The condition of the longitudinal deck stringers is the most critical defect. Still inspected yearly. Last on 4/17/2014, by me.