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Western Wide Waters-Change Bridge

Photo 

Change Bridge-Western Wide Waters

https://nyheritage.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/srr_ecm/id/1883/rec/70

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BH Photo #512563

Description 

This bridge was located over the old alignment of the canal and the pin is only an approximation.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Erie Canal on Tow Path
Location
Monroe County, New York
Status
No longer exists
Builder
- Squire Whipple of Albany, New York (Designer)
Design
Whipple Bowstring pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.18892, -77.66596   (decimal degrees)
43°11'20" N, 77°39'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/283363/4785245 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95218 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 22, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added category "Whipple Cast+Wrought Iron Arch/Bowstring"

Sources 

Comments 

Western Wide Waters-Change Bridge
Posted November 24, 2021, by JIM STEWART (JAMESEMSTEWART57 [at] GMAIL [dot] COM)

THIS IS A SMALL SUBSET IN THE WHIPPLE CAST AND WROUGHT IRON CATEGORY. MOST OF THE BRIDGES WILL BE IN THE CAST IRON ARCH SUBSET. THIS (WIDE WATERS CHANGE BRIDGE) MAY HAVE HAD A WROUGHT IRON ARCH. OTHER INFORMATION FOUND TO DATE IS LIMITED. THE CREDIT FOR THE DESIGN IS AN EDUCATED GUESS. SQUIRE WHIPPLE DID DESIGN SEVERAL CANAL STRUCTURES THAT WERE BEYOND HIS WHIPPLE ARCH AND DOUBLE INTERSECTION TYPES.

Western Wide Waters-Change Bridge
Posted November 22, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Tony,

Nice work getting this list of Whipple Arches put together! This was certainly a very unusual one!