Forest Home Bridge

Forest Home Bridge

The Forest Home Bridge carries Forest Home Road over Fall Creek in Forest Home, New York.


The double-intersection Warren through truss was constructed in 1909 by the Groton Bridge Company of Groton, New York.

In September 2013, the Economy Paving Company of Cortland was awarded a contract to rehabilitate the crossing. 1 It was funded via the federal Transportation Enhancement Program, with added funds from the state, the Town of Ithaca, Cornell University’s Community Transportation Initiative, and Tompkins County. Construction began in October and was completed in August 2014 1 at the cost of $2.3 million. 2 The project included lifting the existing truss from the girders and installing new steel load-bearing steel girders. 3 The truss was then placed back on top of the new steel girders to serve as a decoration.

The state legislature, in March 2017, amended the Capital Program and approved a transfer of approximately $364,000 in Highway Department funds to address the higher than expected costs for the Forest Home Bridge project. 2


Information

  • State: New York
  • Route: Forest Home Road
  • Type: Warren through truss
  • Status: Active - Automobile
  • Total Length: 119 feet
  • Main Span Length: 116 feet
  • Deck Width: 15 feet
  • Above Vertical Clearance: 15.2 feet

Sources

  1. “Forest Home Bridge Reconstruction Set to Begin.” Tompkins County, NY, 6 Sept. 2013, article.
  2. Lynch, Marcia. “Tompkins Legislature approves $364,000 in overruns for Forest Home Bridge project.” Ithaca.com, 22 Mar. 2017, article.
  3. Wheeler, Simon. “Forest Home Drive bridge truss restored.” Ithaca Journal, 2 Jul. 2014.

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