Forest Home Upstream Bridge

Building Bridges - Traverse Tompkins

Forest Home Upstream Bridge

Forest Home, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Ithaca Heritage


This steel through truss bridge was built by the Groton Iron Bridge Works in 1909. It underwent major repairs in 2014, when the original truss was taken off and stored on the lawn of the Cornell University Water Treatment Plant. It was modified and repainted while a new steel and concrete structure was built, and then restored to the bridge, where it was connected to the new stronger structure. The truss no longer supports the structural load of the bridge, which is carried by new steel load-bearing girders.
The project cost $2.3 million, paid for by a combination of federal, state, local, and Cornell funding.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Building Bridges - Traverse Tompkins


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