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OW - Fish's Eddy Bridge (Old)

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Description 

"...in 1886, the perhaps poorly-built north span simply dropped into the river taking a train and the lives of four trainmen with it. Eleven years later, a derailment caused a car to knock out the end post of the middle span and down she went again, this time fortunately with no fatalities." - NYO&WHS

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over East Branch Delaware River on New York, Ontario, & Western Railway
Location
Fish's Eddy, Delaware County, New York
Status
Destroyed by collision
History
One span collapsed in 1886, One span collapsed via a derailment in 1897, Replaced completely in 1901
Railroad
- New York, Ontario, & Western Railway (OW)
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
OW - Fish Eddy Bridge (Old)
OW - Fishs Eddy Bridge (Old)
OW - East Branch Delaware River Bridge (Old)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.96620, -75.17979   (decimal degrees)
41°57'58" N, 75°10'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/485101/4646039 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fishs Eddy
Inventory number
BH 65527 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 5, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 16, 2015: Added by Luke