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CMRR - Catskill Creek Bridge #2

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Photo taken by Russ Nelson

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #272807

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Catskill Creek on Removed Catskill Mountain Railway
Location
Jefferson Heights, Greene County, New York
Status
Removed
History
Built 1882, Removed 1918
Railroads
- Catskill Mountain Railroad (1882-1885) (CMRR; CMRy)
- Catskill Mountain Railroad (1916-1919)
- Catskill Mountain Railway (1885-1916) (CMRR)
Design
2 110' Pratt through trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 110.0 ft.
Total length: 220.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.22447, -73.88100   (decimal degrees)
42°13'28" N, 73°52'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/592346/4675305 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cementon
Inventory number
BH 59217 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 16, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added type and span lengths
  • January 13, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Comments 

CMRR - Catskill Creek Bridge #2
Posted December 11, 2018, by Daniel

Bolts, on a bridge built in 1882?

Catskill Creek Bridge #2
Posted December 10, 2018, by Chester Gehman (gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Disaster at the second bridge--In February of 1922,a crew began dismantling the second railroad bridge. As the five workmen were loosening bolts, the entire western span gave way, crushing and killing two men and injuring two others. The job was abandoned until scrap prices rose in the pre-World War II period, when the job was finally finished.