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LV - Brookton Bridge (1889)

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LV - Brookton Bridge

Photo taken by Geoff Hubbs in April 2016

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BH Photo #532542

Description 

This bridge has been variously reported as being 90' or 75' high.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren deck truss bridge over Sixmile Creek on Lehigh Valley RR
Location
Tompkins County, New York
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1889 to replace an earlier timber trestle; removed 1936
Builders
- Cofrode & Saylor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Philadelphia Bridge Works of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Lehigh Valley Railroad (LV)
Design
Warren deck truss with no verticals
Dimensions
Total length: 844.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.38139, -76.40011   (decimal degrees)
42°22'53" N, 76°24'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/384740/4693072 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 98359 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2023: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added another builder
  • January 22, 2023: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added build date, builder, truss type, length, and height; also tweaked name for chronological purposes
  • June 5, 2022: New photos from Geoff Hubbs

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