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J & J Rogers Mill Bridge

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J & J Rogers Mill Bridge

Overview from the south

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in April 2017

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BH Photo #385875

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Description 

This bridge was built when the J & J Rogers company expanded and converted from the production of pig iron to pulp and paper. This bridge serviced a small, light rail system that connected the factory buildings on either side of the river

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Ausable River on Former light railway
Location
Ausable Forks, Essex County, New York
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built circa 1900; Abandoned 1971
Design
Riveted Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 85.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.44244, -73.69440   (decimal degrees)
44°26'33" N, 73°41'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/603894/4921844 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Au Sable Forks
Inventory number
BH 76454 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2017: Added by Michael Quiet

Sources 

  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

J & J Rogers Mill Bridge
Posted April 9, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

Interesting little find here, quite significant as far as local history goes due to its association with the towns largest industry.

It doesn't look like it has long to live though, the northern abutment has been completely undermined and is beginning to shift, putting quite a bit of strain on the truss. The upstream lower chord is completely bent out of shape, and the northern endposts are already quite out of alignment.