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MNCW - Wappinger Creek Bridge

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Hudson River Railroad Bridge

Hamburg NY

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

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BH Photo #284480

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Street View 

Description 

Between one and six feet clearance above water depending on tide. Subject of debate in the late 1980s when the railroad argued against repairs ordered by the Coast Guard based on a cost of between one and five million.

Facts 

Overview
Pony plate girder bascule bridge over Wappinger Creek on Metro-North Commuter Railroad
Location
New Hamburg, Dutchess County, New York
Status
Open to rail traffic, but permanently closed with counterweight removed
History
Built 1929
Builder
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Commuter Rail
- Metro-North Commuter Railroad (MNCW)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)
Design
Pony plate girder bascule
Also called
NYC - Wappinger Creek Bridge (New)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.58252, -73.94733   (decimal degrees)
41°34'57" N, 73°56'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/587747/4603960 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wappingers Falls
Inventory number
BH 61126 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 14, 2019: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 22, 2018: New photos from Michael Kochler
  • July 25, 2014: New Street View added by Luke
  • June 3, 2014: New photo from Luke Harden
  • June 1, 2014: Updated by Clark Vance: Info in description
  • May 31, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected county. Removed extranious categories. Yay being proactive instead of reactive
  • May 31, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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Comments 

Wappinger Creek Railroad Bridge
Posted May 31, 2014, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

Isn't "location" a critical and basic component of a bridge listing?