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Bard Rock Bridge

Photos 

Bridge Over New York Central Railroad, Nps Route 11, Deck View, Looking Wnw

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #223341

Map 

Description 

At Vanderbilt Mansion, Frederick Vanderbilt created a country estate with a picturesque carriage drive system and bridges that complemented and heightened the beauty of the natural landscape. One of a system of bridges built during the Vanderbilt period of ownership, the structure is of plate girder construction encased in concrete, which is unusual. The span is somewhat decorative as opposed to most railroad bridges, which serve a utilitarian function and usually reflect that fact.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Conrail on Park Rd Nps Rte11
Location
Dutchess County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1912
Railroad
- Conrail (CR)
Design
Concrete through girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 75.1 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.80500, -73.94333   (decimal degrees)
41°48'18" N, 73°56'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/587777/4628665 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hyde Park
Inventory numbers
NY 5521770 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 50945 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/1991)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 5.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
200

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "HAER documented", "One-lane traffic"

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER NY-319 - Bard Rock Bridge, Spanning New York Central Railroad tracks, Hyde Park, Dutchess County, NY

Comments 

Conrail Bridge
Posted June 15, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

concrete encased