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Versailles Plank Road Bridge

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Versailles Plank Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth, Rick McOmber, and Marc Scotti

Bridge Documented: September 12, 2010, June 29, 2014, and July 3, 2019

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Versailles Plank Road Over 18 Mile Creek
Location
Rural: Erie County, New York: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Horseheads Bridge Company of Horseheads, New York
Rehabilitation Date
1995
Main Span Length
128.0 Feet (39 Meters)
Structure Length
128.0 Feet (39 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is an exceedingly rare surviving example of a bridge built by the Horseheads Bridge Company. The beautiful fans of twisted bars that form the knee bracing for this bridge are the primary unique detail that associates this bridge with Horseheads. The plaque was stolen or fell off long ago. The bridge is noted for its skew, uncommon among pin-connected truss bridges. The skew is expressed through  all panel points of the truss bridge. Bridges built in later decades would often limit the complex fabrication and erection needs caused by the angular parts of a skewed bridge by only skewing the ends of the bridge, but leaving the center panels un-skewed. In 1995, 35 years after being abandoned in ca. 1960, this bridge was converted for pedestrian use. The bridge retains excellent historic integrity with no significant alterations.


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