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Lafayette Spring Street Bridge

Lafayette Spring Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: October 15, 2013 and April 7, 2018

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Lafayette Street and Spring Street Over Oswegatchie River
Location
Ogdensburg: St. Lawrence County, New York: United States
Structure Type
Concrete Open Spandrel Deck Arch, Fixed and Approach Spans: Concrete Closed Spandrel Deck Arch, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1916 By Builder/Contractor: Kirk, Raleigh, and Company of Syracuse, New York and Engineer/Design: Concrete-Steel Engineering Company of New York, New York and William Mueser
Rehabilitation Date
1994
Main Span Length
136.8 Feet (41.7 Meters)
Structure Length
597.0 Feet (182 Meters)
Roadway Width
30 Feet (9.14 Meters)
Spans
3 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
Inventory Number
2221890

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This is an impressive and rare surviving example of a Melan type concrete arch bridge, and is associated with a noted engineer. William Mueser was a noted proponent of the Melan type reinforcing for concrete bridges. Melan reinforcing uses solid steel beams rather than rebar to strengthen the concrete. Surviving examples are rare. Due to largely to bureaucratic issues, the two closed spandrel arch spans at the west end, which originally crossed over railroad tracks (no longer extant today) were not completed until 1919 under a separate contract, although the same engineering firm designed both parts of the bridge.


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

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