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Shaw Bridge

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North Portal, Looking South-Southwest

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bowstring pony truss bridge over Claverack Creek on Van Wyck Lane
Location
Columbia County, New York
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1870 by J.D. Hutchinson
Design
Two-span cast- and wrought-iron bowstring pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 164.1 ft.
Deck width: 10.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 17, 1980
Also called
Double-Span Whipple Bowstring Truss Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.21508, -73.72873   (decimal degrees)
42°12'54" N, 73°43'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/604928/4674438 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Claverack
Inventory numbers
NRHP 80002598 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
NY 3222250 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 44097 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/1991)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
120

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2012: Photo imported by James Baughn
  • February 12, 2010: Added by James Baughn

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Comments 

Shaw Bridge
Posted June 17, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Shaw Bridge
Posted April 9, 2012, by Nathan Holth

I am passing on this message I got from Preservation League of NYS & NYS Council on the Arts (Preserve New York, Grant Program):

Please help preserve the historic Shaw bridge in Claverack by signing the following petition (and, when you get a chance, writing comments and spreading the word).

http://www.change.org/petitions/help-preserve-the-landmark-s...

It is very important that we show support for this renowned American civil engineering landmark and begin its restoration.