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Walden Upper Bridge

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Overview
Lost Lenticular deck truss bridge over Wallkill River on West Main Street in Walden
Location
Walden, Orange County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Design
Main span: Pin-connected, 10-panel Lenticular deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.56119, -74.19415   (decimal degrees)
41°33'40" N, 74°11'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/567195/4601370 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Walden
Inventory number
BH 74485 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 26, 2016: Added by Jacob P. Bernard

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  • Jacob P. Bernard

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Walden Upper Bridge
Posted November 27, 2016, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is a nice find, its a shame it isn't extant! With strut bracing in the first panel it puts construction around the the time of the 2nd patent on the design, so I'd guess within a couple of years of 1885 as the birthdate for this one.

Note that the strut bracing on the main span is aligned against the end of the approach deck span, and that there appears to be a brace beneath the approach span from abutment to end of the main span. Its interesting as the otherwise quite similar Livermore Falls Bridge didn't have these details.