Oswego County decided the best way to address this beautiful and very rare pin-connected Pennsylvania through truss was to reduce it to scrap metal. This bridge could have and should have been preserved, even if relocated to a trail or park. The Pennsylvania truss configuration is one of the most visually fascinating truss configurations due to its complexity. It would have been a signature landmark attraction in any park or on any trail system. Very few opportunities to preserve bridges of this type remain making it disappointing that this opportunity was cast aside.
The National Bridge Inventory gave a 1940 construction date for this bridge which is totally inaccurate as this bridge type had not been built for decades. The date may be an error, or may indicate a relocation of this bridge from an unknown previous location at that time. A photo submitted to HistoricBridges.org had a note that the bridge dated to ca. 1920. Although still pretty late for this bridge type, this date is feasible and likely closer to accurate.
This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Unorganized Photos
This historic bridge has been demolished. This map is shown for reference purposes only.
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