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Upper Lisle Bridge

Upper Lisle Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 28, 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Upper Lisle Road Over Otselic River
Upper Lisle (Rural): Broome County, New York: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1902 By Builder/Contractor: Owego Bridge Company of Owego, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Main Span Length
182 Feet (55 Meters)
Structure Length
182 Feet (55 Meters)
Roadway Width
14.8 Feet (4.51 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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Bridge Documentation

2018 Update: This bridge was rehabilitated in 2018.

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This is a traditional example of an uncommon truss configuration, the Pennsylvania truss. The structure was built by the Owego Bridge Company, a locally prolific bridge company. The structure features twelve panels, and decorative treatment on top of the portal bracing. The bridge was repaired in 1992, and this is most likely when a number of alterations were made to the structure. Some of the lower sections of the vertical members and end posts were replaced. In these locations, modern repair methods were used, including bolts and welds. Bolts were used elsewhere to replace select rivets as well. These repairs do not represent the most sophisticated restoration work, and as such the historic integrity has suffered to some extent. The overall structure remains intact however, and most casual viewers will continue to experience full enjoyment of this important bridge.

The existence of other Pennsylvania truss bridges with better integrity elsewhere in the country holds back this bridge's national significance. However the bridge is quite rare for this area, and as such retains a higher level of local significance.


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