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Schoharie County Route 27 (Junction Road) Bridge

For decades, a simple through camel-back truss bridge carried Junction Road (Schoharie County Route 27) over Schoharie Creek.  Aging but graceful, the old bridge was replaced in 2006 with a modern through Pratt truss.  The National Bridge Database lists that the bridge was built in 1931; however, I believe that the original bridge had been in place elsewhere. 

Photos taken by post author April 21, 2005 unless otherwise noted.


The original Junction Road bridge over Schoharie Creek.  Although the National Bridge Index says the bridge was built in 1931, the design style is more consistent with the turn of the century.
The former Junction Road bridge was a narrow bridge that carried one lane of traffic.

More detail of the former Junction Road bridge.
Replacement Bridge Photos:

The replacement Junction Road bridge is a modern through Pratt truss. (Doug Kerr, March 10, 2007)

The new bridge carries two lanes.  The concrete barriers on the shoulder mimic an older design.
(Doug Kerr, March 10, 2007)

It is a refreshing change for a truss design used to replace an old bridge. 
(Doug Kerr, March 10, 2007)





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