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Geneseo Bridge

Geneseo Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 26, 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
NY-63 Over Genesee River
Location
Geneseo: Livingston County, New York: United States
Structure Type
Metal 8 Panel Rivet-Connected Polygonal Warren Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1950 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: New York State Department of Public Works

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1976
Main Span Length
160 Feet (48.8 Meters)
Structure Length
284 Feet (86.6 Meters)
Roadway Width
30.8 Feet (9.39 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
1028700

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This bridge no longer exists!

Bridge Status: Demolished and replaced in 2020.

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The state of New York, like neighboring Pennsylvania, continued to rely on the metal truss bridge into the first third of the 20th Century, developing a standard plan for metal truss bridges and building them with moderate frequency. Unlike Pennsylvania, which went with the Pratt and Parker truss configurations, New York engineers instead went with the Warren and Warren Polygonal truss configurations. A number of these structures survive today in New York. They all feature riveted connections and "massive" members and have what would have been at the time a relatively wide deck width. Today in the 21st century, the continuity from the standard plan design is psychologically enhanced by the fact that nearly all of these bridges in New York are painted in the same green color. Despite the fact that they are late examples of truss bridge construction, and a relatively fair number remain, they still represent a structure type no longer built today, and are also highly attractive structures that make crossing a bridge something to notice and enjoy. They are also, if properly maintained, strong bridges that are more than capable of serving modern traffic needs safely and efficiently. For all these reasons, the maintenance and preservation of these structures makes sense for fiscal reasons, but also for the greater purpose of preserving these attractive structures, which offer a window into past forms of fabrication, construction, and engineering.

This bridge was listed with a 1950 construction date. If this date it correct, this would be one of the youngest of the New York standard plan truss bridges. However, years of dealing with the national bridge inventory has proven that sometimes these dates are incorrect, and the date may in fact be an error.

This bridge features a stringer approach span at each end.

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