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Bridge Documented: September 11, 2009
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Bridge Name Facility Carried / Feature Intersected Location Structure Type Construction Date and Builder/Engineer
Seneca Lake Outlet Bridge
Abandoned NY-414 Alignment Over Seneca Lake Inlet Near Watkins Glen: Schuyler County, New York Metal Rivet-Connected Warren Pony Truss, Fixed By Builder/Contractor: Unknown
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Primary Photographer(s): Rick McOmber

This bridge is long-abandoned bridge that today has no deck. The bridge is a rare example of a lightweight  riveted pony truss. It is somewhat similar, but different to a very lightweight design of double-Warren pony truss bridges that were marketed in the first decade or two of the 20th Century as an inexpensive alternative to the more massive, traditional pony truss bridge designs. The Powers Highway Bridge is a good example. The Seneca Lake Outlet Bridge differs from bridges like Powers Highway because its design is a little more massive, and it follows a standard Warren truss configuration instead of the double-Warren. Like those double-warren pony truss bridges however, it is likely that the Seneca Lake Outlet Bridge is another example of what could be called a "budget bridge."

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