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Tappan Road Bridge
Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth
Bridge Documented: May 27, 2007
Near Newark Valley: Tioga County, New York: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
120.0 Feet (36.6 Meters)
125.0 Feet (38.1 Meters)
23.3 Feet (7.1 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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This bridge is unusual because its trusses are very tall. As
seen in the above photo, the truck is dwarfed by the trusses. Trusses tended to
get taller the longer the span was, since a bigger, stronger truss would be
needed. Once the length (and thus, truss height) got long enough, overhead
bracing had to be added to stabilize the trusses, and the result was a through
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