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Chili Mills Bridge

Stuart Road Bridge

Chili Mills Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 26, 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Stuart Road Over Black Creek
Location
Rural: Monroe County, New York: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1877 By Builder/Contractor: King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
2002
Main Span Length
74 Feet (23 Meters)
Structure Length
77 Feet (23 Meters)
Roadway Width
9.5 Feet (2.9 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

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This bridge is an rare example of the unique type of truss bridge that was often built in the 1870s called the bowstring truss bridge. Further individual significance can be found among each remaining bowstring truss bridge because the design of a bowstring varied greatly depending on which bridge company built the bridge. This is because these bridges were built during a time where experimentation and patents were the order of the day in bridge design. The Chili Mills Bridge is a textbook example of the patented design that the King Bridge Company came up with for their bowstrings, with the exception of the rolled beam top chord, since most King Bridge Company bowstrings used a built-up box for the top chord. Any surviving 1870s bowstring truss bridge can be considered extremely rare and they should always receive the highest preservation priority. Fortunately, Monroe County did indeed recognize the importance of this bridge, and they preserved this bridge in its original location for pedestrian use only.


This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Reused

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