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Seneca Lake Outlet Bridge


Seneca Lake Outlet Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: September 11, 2009
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Abandoned NY-414 Alignment Over Seneca Lake Inlet
Near Watkins Glen: Schuyler County, New York
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
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is long-abandoned bridge that today has no deck. The bridge is a rare example of a lightweight  riveted pony truss. It is somewhat similar, but different to a very lightweight design of double-Warren pony truss bridges that were marketed in the first decade or two of the 20th Century as an inexpensive alternative to the more massive, traditional pony truss bridge designs. The Powers Highway Bridge is a good example. The Seneca Lake Outlet Bridge differs from bridges like Powers Highway because its design is a little more massive, and it follows a standard Warren truss configuration instead of the double-Warren. Like those double-warren pony truss bridges however, it is likely that the Seneca Lake Outlet Bridge is another example of what could be called a "budget bridge."


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