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Wall Street Bridge


Wall Street Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in August 2015


BH Photo #334818

Street View 


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, and an upper chord secured with battens. This particular one is still open to traffic (making it the oldest lenticular truss to still service traffic) and appears to be in fair condition.

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 and the fact that it is still open to vehicular traffic.


Pin-connected Lenticular pony truss bridge over West Branch Tioughnioga River on Wall Street in Homer
Homer, Cortland County, New York
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1881 by Corrugated Metal Company; rehabilitated 1988
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
- Corrugated Metal Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut [also known as Berlin Iron Bridge Co.]
Lenticular pony truss
Length of largest span: 57.7 ft.
Total length: 58.7 ft.
Deck width: 10.5 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 5, 1977
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.63694, -76.17639   (decimal degrees)
42°38'13" N, 76°10'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/403551/4721170 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
NY 2207700 (New York State bridge identification number)
NRHP 77000938 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 25923 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 20.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2021: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • August 13, 2015: New photos from Michael Quiet
  • August 17, 2014: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added NRHP Listing info
  • May 1, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden

Related Bridges 


  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Luke
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com


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

While you can walk across this it is no longer drivable. The Pine St bridge next to it is back to being drivable however.