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BSR - Walloomsac River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Brian McKee in May 2010

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BH Photo #166450

Map 

Description 

Built in 1898 to connect the Bennington Trolley Line with the Hoosick Falls/Walloomsac trolley line by the Bennington & Hoosick Valley Railway Company. Service on this line was discontinued after the flood of 1927.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Walloomsac River on former trolley rail line.
Location
Rensselaer County, New York
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1898 on a 5 mile trolley line; abandoned 1927
Railroads
- Bennington & Hoosick Valley Railway Co. (B&HV)
- Berkshire Street Railway (BSR)
- Interurban
Design
Skewed Warren Pony Truss
Also called
Bennington & Hoosick Valley - Walloomsac River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.93969, -73.29383   (decimal degrees)
42°56'23" N, 73°17'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/639204/4755529 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hoosick Falls
Inventory number
BH 45393 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 3, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Railroad", "Interurban"
  • May 3, 2014: Updated by Michael Quiet: Renamed Bridge
  • May 26, 2010: Added by Brian McKee

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Walloomsac River Bridge
Posted October 19, 2011, by T.A. Coons (sistac [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge appears on page 36 of "The Berkshire Street

Railway" by O. R. Cummings, Connecticut Chapter of the

National Railway Historical Society Transportation Bulletin

# 79 Jan - Dec 1972. The photo is from K.M. Goodrich.

The bridge was built in 1898 for the Bennington And

Hoosic Valley Railway which was later taken over by the

Berkshire Street Railway. Service was abandoned in 1927.

Unless it was later used as a road bridge, it would have never had a deck, only ties.