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Long Lane Road Bridge

Long Lane Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 26, 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Long Lane Road Over Cohocton River
Location
Rural: Steuben County, New York: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Berlin Iron Bridge Company of East Berlin, Connecticut

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This four panel bridge was likely built by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company, but the company was originally known also as the Corrugated Metal Company. Therefore, without a construction date known or a plaque remaining on the bridge it is difficult to know which name the company was using when this bridge was built.

Like any surviving lenticular truss bridge, this bridge is nationally significant as an extremely rare and important type of metal truss bridge. The design was known for its graceful and distinctive lens-like shape. The design was one that the Corrugated Metal Company patented and built in various places in the country, from New England to Texas. Today lenticular truss bridges are distinguished as one of the rarest types of bridge in the country. Any remaining example is extremely significant and should be given high priority for preservation.

This bridge sits abandoned and unused. Its small size would make restoration, whether in place or in a new location, inexpensive. The structure appears to retain excellent historic integrity and also appears structurally sound.

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