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Silk Road Bridge


Photo taken by Doug Kerr


BH Photo #178079

Street View 


Pony truss bridge over East Branch Owego Creek on Silk Road in Newark Valley
Tioga County, New York
Closed to all traffic
Built 1888
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Lenticular pony truss
Length of largest span: 66.9 ft.
Total length: 68.9 ft.
Deck width: 12.5 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 30, 1998
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.21722, -76.19333   (decimal degrees)
42°13'02" N, 76°11'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/401507/4674583 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newark Valley
Inventory numbers
NY 2219100 (New York State bridge identification number)
NRHP 98000430 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 26942 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 20, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed builder name for inclusion in existing category
  • February 20, 2020: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Added builder and NHRP data
  • May 4, 2018: Updated by Dave King: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • May 4, 2018: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • August 6, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 1, 2011: Updated by Frank Hicks: Added specific design info
  • September 19, 2010: New photos from Doug Kerr



Silk Road Bridge
Posted May 4, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

Nice bridge! Thanks for making the journey! I notice in photos 5 and 6 that no one cleared the snow......

Silk Road Bridge
Posted August 1, 2009, by Doug Kerr (dougtone [dot] geo [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Silk Road Bridge in Newark Valley is definitely closed to traffic, although it could possibly be rehabbed for future use by local traffic. I had to walk through thicket to get some side profile photos of the bridge.