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Ben's Bridge

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Overview
Girder bridge over CSX Railroad on CR 53
Location
Bethlehem, Albany County, New York
Status
Demolition completed as of January 2016.
History
Built 1923; rehabilitated 1991; Removed 2015
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 119.8 ft.
Total length: 1,134.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.3 ft.
Also called
CR-53 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.56023, -73.84404   (decimal degrees)
42°33'37" N, 73°50'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/594890/4712628 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Delmar
Inventory numbers
NY 3200120 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 50438 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2009)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 11.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1997)
1,325

Update Log 

  • February 17, 2016: Updated by Z Fechten: It
  • October 8, 2015: Updated by Z Fechten: Demolition has started
  • September 10, 2015: New Street View added by Ian Martin
  • December 6, 2011: Added by Nathan Holth

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