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Mooers Bridge

Mooers Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Marc Scotti

Bridge Documented: August 22, 2018

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
East Street (CR-34) Over Great Chazy River
Location
Mooers: Clinton County, New York: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1888 By Builder/Contractor: King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1960
Main Span Length
182 Feet (55 Meters)
Structure Length
183 Feet (56 Meters)
Roadway Width
16 Feet (4.88 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
3336250

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Bridge Documentation

This is an extremely rare example of a skewed Whipple truss bridge and it required some variation from the standard design details of the King Bridge Company. The overall design and layout of the built-up beams on the bridge is similar to those found on other Whipple truss bridges built by the King Bridge Company. However, likely due to the skew, the bridge has portal bracing and sway bracing that is heavier than the usual design. The bridge includes a cantilevered sidewalk which is original The floorbeams, which are also original, are built-up fishbelly floorbeams with the fishbelly shape extending out to the sidewalk edge. Thus, the floorbeams come to a sharper point on the sidewalk side. Also, the skew of the bridge resulted in the end floorbeams resting on the abutment at one end. This bridge was bypassed and abandoned in 1983.

 

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