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Drake's Drawbridge

Photo 

Replaced

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in February 2019

Enlarge

BH Photo #443574

Map 

Description 

Shown in a painting by Clinton Wilde Clapp once owned by the now defunct Kennedy Gallery. Current location unknown.

Captain William Drake operated boats on the creek around 1880.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Wappinger Creek on County Road 28 (New Hamburg Rd)
Location
New Hamburg, Dutchess County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge built in 1965
History
Built 1879; Condemned in 1963
Design
Swing span
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.58331, -73.94331   (decimal degrees)
41°34'60" N, 73°56'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/588081/4604052 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wappingers Falls
Inventory number
BH 61146 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,883)
Built 1879 (87)
Built during 1870s (996)
Dutchess County, New York (112)
Lost (22,252)
Movable (2,845)
New Hamburg, New York (7)
New York (3,839)
Owned by county (20,051)
Pratt through truss (5,004)
Pratt truss (8,739)
Replaced by new bridge (14,842)
Swing (1,358)
Through truss (14,036)
Truss (31,224)

Update Log 

  • February 14, 2019: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 1, 2014: Added by Clark Vance

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