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Exchange Street Bridge

Exchange Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 27, 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Exchange Street Over Susquehanna River
Location
Binghamton: Broome County, New York: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1902 By Builder/Contractor: Owego Bridge Company of Owego, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1989
Main Span Length
200 Feet (60.96 Meters)
Structure Length
407.8 Feet (124.3 Meters)
Roadway Width
29.5 Feet (8.99 Meters)
Spans
2 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
2226160

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With a 1901-1902 construction date, this bridge is a very early example of riveted connections on a structure with moderately sized spans. The use of riveted connections, especially on highway bridges, was a new thing in 1901, and the larger the structure type the less common it was, since engineers were often not confident enough in their measures on larger bridges to let them be a rigid structure. Pinned connections allowed for a greater margin of error, since they could flex so much.

This bridge is also significant as a multi-span example of an uncommon truss configuration, the Pennsylvania truss. This rather complex truss configuration provides a complex geometric art to the structure. Additional aesthetic quality on the bridge is derived from the portal bracing, which features several forms of decoration, including builder identification, in the form of a plaque and also writing in the knee bracing.

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