Freese Bridge

20 Historical Bridges in Tompkins County, NY

Freese Bridge

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Altered Landscapes / Preserved Landscapes



This 1920 bridge over Fall Creek in Varna, believed to have been built by the Groton Bridge Company, replaces an earlier Groton Bridge from 1878. Its 161-foot length, requiring an additional supporting pier in its center, is Tompkins County’s longest metal truss bridge. Apparently, this pin-connected truss design is quite rare, with this being one of the few examples of this construction in New York State. ( David Weinstein)

This point of interest is part of the tour: 20 Historical Bridges in Tompkins County, NY


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