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Howe Road Bridge

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Photo taken by Patrick Gurwell in June 2021

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BH Photo #500920

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over North Branch Saranac River on Howe Road
Location
Franklin County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1900; rehabilitated 1977
Builder
- Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 36.7 ft.
Total length: 37.7 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.54278, -74.07278   (decimal degrees)
44°32'34" N, 74°04'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/573658/4932578 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Loon Lake
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
5
Inventory numbers
NY 3337110 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26067 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 23 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Built 1900 (934)
Built during 1900s (7,514)
Canton Bridge Co. (207)
Franklin County, New York (48)
NR-eligible (4,070)
New York (4,769)
One-lane traffic (7,705)
Open (40,428)
Owned by county (21,375)
Pony truss (16,790)
Span length 25-50 feet (16,000)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,368)
Truss (34,631)
Wooden deck (6,118)

Update Log 

  • June 29, 2021: Updated by Patrick Gurwell: Updated builder.

Sources 

  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Howe Road Bridge
Posted August 4, 2009, by Richard A. Cairo (rcairo [at] srbc [dot] net)

On a recent trip to the Adirondacks, we visited this bridge site. It is now closed to traffic anc guard rails bar entrance of any vehicles. It is located at the very outlet of Mud Pond which is fed by Loon Lake and another nearby lake. It's at the very beginning of the North Branch of the Saranac River where the water comes out of those lakes and the big pond and begins to flow down toward Lake Champlain. The Canton Bridge Co. Plate is still very much readable at the top of the bridge at each entrance.