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Water Street Bridge


Water Street Bridge


Photo taken by Michael Quiet in August 2015


BH Photo #334866

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 has been rehabilitated for pedestrian use and is in good condition, although some modernization of the floorsystem did occur.. Also of particular note that this is a 2 span pony truss, making it even rarer.

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 a compound truss. Despite some loss of originality with the floorsystem the bridge is still an excellent example of its type.


Pin-connected Lenticular pony truss bridge over West Branch Tioughnioga River on Water Street (Pedestrian Walkway)
Homer, Cortland County, New York
Open to pedestrians
Built 1881 by Corrugated Metal Company
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
- Corrugated Metal Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut [also known as Berlin Iron Bridge Co.]
2 span Lenticular pony truss
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 5, 1977
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.63838, -76.17639   (decimal degrees)
42°38'18" N, 76°10'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/403553/4721329 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 77000938 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 49468 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2021: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • April 27, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 13, 2015: New photo from Michael Quiet
  • May 1, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • August 31, 2011: Added by James McCray

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