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Norman's Kill Bridge, Kenwood (old)

Photos 

Normans Kill Kenwood Albany NY

Note wooden pier

Photo uploaded by Art S.

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BH Photo #417894

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Norman's Kill
Location
Albany, Albany County, New York
Status
Possibly original location of present Norman's Kill bowstring?
Design
Bowstring pony truss (can't see anything indicating through truss)
Squire Whipple
Cast Iron
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.62221, -73.77207   (decimal degrees)
42°37'20" N, 73°46'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/600698/4719593 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Albany
Inventory number
BH 80385 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 14, 2018: New photos from GS
  • October 14, 2018: Updated by Art Suckewer: Changed the number of spans based on the likely (mislabeled) complementary upstream view
  • February 17, 2018: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added by Art S - moved marker based on Don's 1891 map
  • February 10, 2018: Added by Art S

Comments 

Norman's Kill Bridge, Kenwood (old)
Posted October 14, 2018, by GS

Tried to enhance it two more ways. Added the two new ones plus one of the previously posted photos to the bridge file.

Been a while since I've posted--gotta retrain the operator.

Norman's Kill Bridge, Kenwood (old)
Posted October 14, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

GS,

For some reason your enhanced image isn't attached to this bridge. I think it does help. Can you enhance the other one as well?

Regards,

Art S.

Norman's Kill Bridge, Kenwood (old)
Posted October 14, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] coom)

Dana,

I had checked that. I couldn't find a High Fall, NJ and High Falls, NY is elsewhere.

Regards,

Art S.

Norman's Kill Bridge, Kenwood (old)
Posted October 14, 2018, by Dana

Visually many points correspond. Maybe High Fall NJ where card printed? Going to say 74.6 % probability ! Any one else?

Norman's Kill Bridge, Kenwood (old)
Posted October 14, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Dom & Dana,

I found a second stereo view image that looks exactly like the first but looking upstream (note the railing, piers and dam). However, it is labeled High Fall, NJ. I think the label is incorrect. What to do you think?

Regards,

Art S.

Norman's Kill Bridge, Kenwood (old)
Posted February 20, 2018, by Don Morrison

Thanks;

Glad to help; I don't get around to photograph too many bridges anymore, as most in my area are well documented, but I like to help with the mapping and web research on some of the far away ones if I can.

Norman's Kill Bridge, Kenwood (old)
Posted February 17, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

Most Welcome and Kudos to Don Morrison, think he nailed it.

Norman's Kill Bridge, Kenwood (old)
Posted February 17, 2018, by Art S (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Dana,

Thanks! Its been a while since I've spent time researching old bridges. I've been re-inspired by your finds so, I spent a rainy afternoon having fun. Thanks for the inspiration!

Don,

Thanks for the research! I'll move the marker.

Regards to both,

Art S.

Norman's Kill Bridge, Kenwood (old)
Posted February 11, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

Don, Awesome research! A likely Scenario.

Y.R.D.!

Norman's Kill Bridge, Kenwood (old)
Posted February 11, 2018, by Don Morrison

Possibly this bridge should actually be located at

42.622746, -73.773157, where old South Pearl Street crossed Norman's Kill.

Here's an historic 1891 atlas image showing the Kenwood crossing to be south of the railroad and the Sacred heart convent, as well as the small island. The atlas shows a grist mill on the west side, so there probably was a dam there as well.

It's the 33 section of Albany and Rensselaer counties, City of Albany, 1891. From David Rumsey map collection.

The link is long, here's a short version:

https://goo.gl/Kbv6GM

Norman's Kill Bridge, Kenwood (old)
Posted February 10, 2018, by Dana

Art, nice find! Wandered near here not to long back. Time was short but detoured to Normans Kill farm bridge. Lifes to short not to stop and see the Whipples! Cannot say if span is one in Sterio view or not. Do have an observation, As a canoeist cant help but notice the fall line in Sterio view. Its the kind of sight that wakes you RIGHT up on a river. Penalty for not noticing can be severe! The 1905 concrete arch where you dropped pin while possible, does not exhibit river profile that view does. Of course damns come and go so could be anywhere on this stretch. Only river profile matching view is where Mill Road ends on west side. BIG drop there. Bridge would have been below this. Not certain just observation. And as my grandson once said, YOU ROCK DUDE!