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Uncle Sam Bridge (Old)

Photos 

Uncle Sam Bridge

Far scene

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2014

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BH Photo #285284

Map 

Description 

This bascule bridge is of the Strauss bascule bridge designed by Joseph Strauss and was submitted to the State of New York Department of Public Works Divison of Highways.

Facts 

Overview
Lost warren pony truss bridge over Catskill Creek on Route 385
Location
Catskill, Greene County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1930;Replaced 1992
Builders
- G.D. Neer (Supervising Engineer)
- John Johnson Construction Co. of Buffalo, New York (Contractor)
- State of New York Department of Public Works Division of Highways (Design)
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Bascule warren pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.21735, -73.86691   (decimal degrees)
42°13'02" N, 73°52'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/593520/4674529 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hudson South
Inventory number
BH 61348 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 10, 2017: Updated by Luke: removed streetview: Bridge replaced in 1992
  • August 10, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • June 14, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added info + map & HAER photographs
  • June 14, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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Comments 

Uncle Sam Bridge
Posted June 14, 2014, by Anonymous

Hey Luke It was a bascule bridge in Catskill NY before it was replaced