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NYC - Upper Bridge (Old)

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From "Albany Illustrated", published 1891

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923; Courtesy of the AlbanyGroup Archive

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BH Photo #353972

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Hudson River on New York Central Railroad
Location
Rensselaer, Rensselaer County, New York, and Albany County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1870; Replaced 1901
Builder
- Phoenixville Iron Works of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
Design
Lattice through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 247.0 ft.
Total length: 1,740.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.65366, -73.74169   (decimal degrees)
42°39'13" N, 73°44'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/603137/4723122 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 72310 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 20, 2016: New photos from Dave King
  • May 23, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added

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Sources 

  • Luke
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com