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White Bridge

White Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 26, 2007

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
White Bridge Road Over Canaseraga Creek
Location
Rural: Livingston County, New York: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1894 By Builder/Contractor: Groton Bridge Company of Groton, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
73.8 Feet (22.49 Meters)
Structure Length
75.8 Feet (23.1 Meters)
Roadway Width
14.4 Feet (4.39 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
3316770

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

This bridge is in storage!

Bridge Status: This historic bridge was replaced in 2008 and is in storage at Livingston County Highway Department and may or may not be reused!

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This bridge was an excellent example of a traditional pin-connected pony truss and was officially considered eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. It featured visually pleasing trusses that had a relatively tall feel to them. The bridge contained five panels. It is doubtful that paint color is the source of the name White Bridge (bridges were often named after people who lived near them), but the bridge did indeed have a fading coat of white paint on it! Today, the only thing white about this bridge is the ugly pre-stressed box beams that replaced this bridge. The need for this replacement bridge is questionable. The historic bridge was not in severely deteriorated condition and likely could have been rehabilitated for less than the cost of its replacement. A two lane bridge was not needed here either. The bridge served a mere 98 cars a day, and thus was far below the AASHTO guidelines for Very Low Volume Roadways, which state that such roads need not have bridges as wide and heavy duty as bridges on busy roads. The only possible good news is that apparently this historic bridge is in storage at the county highway department. This might suggest that the bridge could be reused in a new location, which would be a positive outcome.

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