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Caneadea Bridge

Caneadea Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 26, 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Hill Road (CR-46) Over Genesee River
Location
Caneadea: Allegany County, New York: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1903 By Builder/Contractor: Groton Bridge Company of Groton, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1973
Main Span Length
246 Feet (75 Meters)
Structure Length
253 Feet (77 Meters)
Roadway Width
14.8 Feet (4.51 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
3330750

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By strict definition this bridge is a camelback, containing a five part top chord. However, since most of the parts occur near the end post, this bridge has an appearance unlike nearly all camelback bridges encountered. For all intents and purposes it makes little sense to compare the design of this bridge to a standard pin-connected camelback truss bridge. This very long single span bridge contains sixteen panels. It is an impressive structure, with ornate builder plaques and portal decoration.

This bridge is an extremely important bridge because for its long length, unusual design, and association with a noted bridge company, the Groton Bridge Company of Groton, New York.

This bridge was rehabilitated, and while the complete flooring system was replaced, which represents a significant alteration and reduction in historic integrity, the remainder of the bridge, including the complete truss web, appears to retain an excellent degree of historic integrity. Other work included approach work, abutment replacement. Cables were added to the bottom chord, between the original eye bars, which still remain.

Despite rehabilitation, the bridge was closed to traffic ca. 2012 and has never reopened.

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