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Forest Home Drive Bridge #1

Forest Home Drive Bridge #1

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 28, 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Forest Home Road Over Fall Creek
Location
Forest Home: Tompkins County, New York: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1909 By Builder/Contractor: Groton Bridge Company of Groton, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1975
Main Span Length
116 Feet (35 Meters)
Structure Length
119 Feet (36 Meters)
Roadway Width
15 Feet (4.57 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
3047450

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Bridge Documentation

Some time after HistoricBridges.org documented this bridge, the bridge was altered by adding load-bearing steel stringers under the bridge, rendering the trusses decorative only.

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The New York based Owego Bridge company appears to have had a preference for the double-intersection Warren truss configuration, which is a generally rare truss configuration on a national scale. In addition, the Erie Canal stationary bridges like Day Road feature this truss configuration. Thus, the double-intersection Warren is regionally less rare in New York and northern Pennsylvania than in other areas.

The Owego Bridge Company did not build the Forest Home Road Bridge; another New York Company, the Groton Bridge Company did. It is curious, and makes one wonder if their might be a connection between the companies.


This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Trusses Converted To Decorative

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