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Elm Street Bridge

Elm Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: September 13, 2009

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Elm Street Walkway Over Canisteo River
Location
Hornell: Steuben County, New York: United States
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)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

This bridge is one of two bridges in Hornell that are nearly identical to each other except that one has a metal grate deck and the other has a wooden deck. The bridges are unusual because they feature a deck camber that follows the shape of the polygonal top chord of the bridge, which is unusual itself because it features the minimal number of parts a polygonal top chord can have without being a normal trapezoidal shaped truss. The bridges are also noteworthy as there appears to be far fewer remaining riveted pedestrian overpass bridges than vehicular bridges in the country.

Both bridges feature unusual stay rods that appear to help stabilize the bridge from movement when people are on the bridge. These rods connect the endposts to points around the bridge.


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

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