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Landers Corners Bridge

Landers Corners Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 28, 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Landers Corners Road Bridge Over Otselic River
Location
Rural: Cortland County, New York: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1890 By Builder/Contractor: Groton Bridge Company of Groton, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1985
Main Span Length
155 Feet (47 Meters)
Structure Length
159 Feet (48 Meters)
Roadway Width
11.8 Feet (3.6 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
3312140

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This is a nine panel through truss that features a fairly impressive length span. This bridge is built to the same design the Groton Bridge Company used on bridges like the Bridge Street Bridge in Portland, Michigan. Similarities to note between the two structures are the same unusually shaped sway bracing, and use of latticed verticals. The general design of the portal bracing is the same, although the Bridge Street Bridge's portal bracing is not as large. They also share the same design builder plaque.

The Landers Corners Road Bridge had an arch added to it in 1985 which essentially rendered the trusses decorative, since the arch does the load bearing. As a result, this bridge actually appears in the National Bridge Inventory as a pre-1900 through arch. This is misleading; the trusses date to 1890, but the arch dates to 1985. The use of these arches has been employed on some other truss bridges. Because it alters the function of the superstructure, and also because it is rather unsightly, the use of these sorts of retrofits should only be considered when all other preservation options have been exhausted and the only remaining option is demolition.


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

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