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King Iron Bridge Draw Bridge

Photos 

West Elevation

Photo taken by Kent Findley in February 2007

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BH Photo #112612

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Bascule pony truss bridge over Sparkill Creek on Bridge Street in Piermont
Location
Piermont, Rockland County, New York
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1880 by the King Iron Bridge Co.; closed to traffic in 1991; restored 2008-09
Builder
- King Iron Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio [also known as King Bridge Co.]
Design
Double-intersection Warren pony truss with hand-operated bascule draw span
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 24.0 ft.
Total length: 45.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.03749, -73.91598   (decimal degrees)
41°02'15" N, 73°54'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/591116/4543484 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Nyack
Inventory numbers
NY 3346050 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 36334 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/1991)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
200

Update Log 

  • November 20, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 8, 2014: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • February 3, 2010: Updated by James Baughn: Bridge has been restored; updated NBI data
  • April 25, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson
  • March 1, 2008: Added by Kent Findley

Sources 

  • Kent Findley - kent [dot] findley [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Dana and Kay Klein

Comments 

King Iron Bridge Draw Bridge
Posted January 27, 2010, by Allen Jessup (jessupa [at] co [dot] rockland [dot] ny [dot] us)

Rehabed 2009 by the Rockland County Highway Department as a pedestrian bridge and park.

King Iron Bridge Draw Bridge
Posted July 6, 2009, by Kent Findley (kent [dot] findley [at] gmail [dot] com)

The Bridge has been fully restored. I will post a picture soon.

King Iron Bridge Draw Bridge
Posted March 21, 2008, by Kent Findley (kent [dot] findley [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is under going a rehab project -- should be done by end of summer 2008