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Primary Photographer(s): Marc Scotti
Bridge Documented: January 17, 2013 and February 15, 2009
Rural: Allegany County, New York: United States
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Main Span Length
170.0 Feet (51.8 Meters)
173.0 Feet (52.7 Meters)
14.8 Feet (4.51 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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This classic Wrought Iron Bridge Company Whipple truss bridge sits abandoned. The trusses retain good historic integrity and the bridge is a good example of the company's standard Whipple truss design. The name of this bridge and road may refer to a previous bridge at this location. This bridge is a Whipple truss, and most certainly is not a lattice truss bridge. Some timber bridges such as covered bridges used a lattice configuration, perhaps the previous bridge at this location was a timber lattice bridge. This is pure speculation, however.
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