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West Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Marc Scotti

Bridge Documented: December 6, 2010 and February 13, 2009

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
West Road (Old Alignment, Snowmobile Trail) Over Sugar River
Location
Rural: Lewis County, New York: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1888 By Builder/Contractor: Phoenix Bridge Company of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
88.0 Feet (26.8 Meters)
Structure Length
92.0 Feet (28 Meters)
Roadway Width
14 Feet (4.27 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is a rare Whipple truss bridge with Phoenix columns that has been preserved as part of a snowmobile trail. As Whipple truss spans go, this is a fairly short span. There is the possibility that this is a relocated bridge and that the truss was shortened when it was moved. The bottom chord connections at the hip verticals have an unusual detail. The connection casting used here is the same as the ones used on regular vertical members, but as the hip vertical is eyebar, the attachment on the casting for the phoenix column is unused. It is not known if this was done just to avoid the complexity of a special casting here, or if perhaps this is evidence that this unusually short Whipple truss used to be a longer bridge that was moved here and shortened and when that happened they used one of the regular vertical castings at the hip vertical.

 


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

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