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Owasco Lake Outlet Bridge

   


Owasco Lake Outlet Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Marc Scotti

Bridge Documented: January 1, 2011
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Private Drive Over Owasco Lake Outlet
Location
Rural: Cayuga County, New York
Structure Type
Metal 4 Panel Pin-Connected Pratt Bedstead Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 1 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is an extremely rare example of a bedstead truss bridge in New York State. It also has an unusual and lightweight appearance. Its built-up vertical members are composed of back-to-back channels with v-lacing on each side, except for the central vertical member which is more lightweight and composed of angles with lattice. Having the central vertical member with a completely different design is very unusual. Finally, the bridge's end posts also have a somewhat lightweight appearance given their function and are composed of back-to-back channels with battens on each side. The use of battens on each side with no cover plate likely contributes the bridge's lightweight appearance. The bridge retains built-up fishbelly style floor beams.

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