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Hawk Street Viaduct

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Description 

First appearance of a cantilever arch bridge.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Cantilevered steel arch bridge over Sheridan Hollow on Hawk Street
Location
Albany, Albany County, New York
Status
Removed
History
Built 1890; Repaired 1925; Closed to everyone but pedestrians 1968; Razed 1970
Builders
- Boston Bridge Works of Boston, Massachusetts (1925 Repairs)
- Elnathan Sweet of Cheshire, Massachusetts (Design)
- Hilton Bridge Construction Co. of Albany, New York (1890 Original Construction)
Design
Cantilevered steel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 360.0 ft.
Total length: 1,000.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.65447, -73.75516   (decimal degrees)
42°39'16" N, 73°45'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/602032/4723196 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 72311 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 10, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 23, 2016: Added by Luke

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