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Leeds Bridge

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Photo taken by Doug Kerr in November 2005

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BH Photo #173954

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Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Catskill Creek on CR 23B in Leeds
Location
Greene County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1825; rehabilitated 1937
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 55.8 ft.
Total length: 238.9 ft.
Deck width: 30.2 ft.
Also called
Catskill Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.25583, -73.90417   (decimal degrees)
42°15'21" N, 73°54'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/590390/4678763 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Leeds
Inventory numbers
NY 3363560 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26112 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 43.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
3,252

Categories 

19th Century (6,182)
Arch (11,192)
Built 1825 (10)
Built during 1820s (79)
Deck arch (10,431)
Greene County, New York (42)
Have street view (22,057)
New York (3,175)
Open (36,534)
Owned by county (18,847)
Span length 50-75 feet (8,891)
Total length 175-250 feet (3,764)

Update Log 

  • October 12, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • February 28, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • August 24, 2010: New photo from Doug Kerr

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Comments 

Catskill Creek Bridge
Posted January 29, 2014, by Bob Litchko (phatboyz91 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Catskill Packet of August 6, 1792 notes: "on Thursday the 26th July. was completed the erecting of a bridge over Catskill Creek about five miles from this landing, on the great road to the back settlements. This bridge for magnitude and elegance of structure is inferior to none in the state."

The four arches of the Leeds Bridge are exceptionally graceful and well proportioned.

Just below the bridge was the fording place used by both the Indians and whites.

During the widening of the State Highway in the early 1930s, three feet were added to the width of the bridge. Examination of the architectural features of the bridge shows that this was accomplished by cutting down the width of the parapet walls on either side, at which time the stones above the level of the roadway were re-laid. At this same time, parts of the abutments were strengthened by the addition of concrete at their bases.