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Hardenburg Bridge


Beauty Spot Bridge over River at Pine Bush NY New York

Photo uploaded by Art S


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Bowstring pony truss bridge over the Wallkill River on Hardenburg Road
Pine Bush, Orange County, New York, and Ulster County, New York
Replaced by a new bridge
7-panel tubular Bowstring pony truss
Also called
Beauty Spot Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.61888, -74.29383   (decimal degrees)
41°37'08" N, 74°17'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/558831/4607703 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pine Bush
Inventory number
BH 71881 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 20, 2018: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • April 19, 2016: Added by ArtS



Beauty Spot Bridge
Posted April 20, 2016, by Michael Quiet (MQuiet [at] Gmail [dot] com)

I checked it out (its outside of my region, as I try to keep myself confined to the northeast), and its quite unique...I'm curious as well! It doesn't match any other bowstring/arch styles I've seen, but that doesn't mean too much as we've lost many bridges (and companies), so using our surviving inventory of historic bridges isn't the best measure. If the other example of the Cooper bridge hadn't been preserved we could be having the same discussion about this bridge!

Hopefully someone will eventually recognize a clue about that bridge, it'd be interesting to know its history.

Beauty Spot Bridge
Posted April 20, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)


I thought that as well and was looking for the other bridge you posted a link to but couldn't didn't remember the details and couldn't find the link.


Art S.

PS. Now, can you figure out who did the other bowstring I posted with the 'Warren' or zig-zag tension member arrangement?

Beauty Spot Bridge
Posted April 20, 2016, by Michael Quiet (MQuiet [at] Gmail [dot] com)

Interesting, that looks like a patented design from William B. Cooper. Note the slightly tapered verticals and unique tensioner on the diagonals.

The only extant example is also in the state: http://bridgehunter.com/ny/onondaga/bh49564/