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DH - Gordon Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Peter Flass

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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Overview
Stone arch bridge over Gordon Creek on Delaware & Hudson Railroad
Location
Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, New York
Status
Abandoned
Railroads
- Delaware & Hudson Railway (DH)
- Schenectady & Saratoga Railroad (S&S)
Design
Stone arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.00294, -73.85298   (decimal degrees)
43°00'11" N, 73°51'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/593487/4761779 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saratoga Springs
Inventory number
BH 67025 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 4, 2018: New Street View added by Luke
  • September 22, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King

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  • Luke

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DH - Gordon Creek Bridge
Posted March 21, 2019, by Brendan Delay (brendandelay [at] ameritech [dot] net)

Did Gordon Creek at one time run through both arches of this bridge?

It now runs through the northern arch in its channel. Did it ever run through

the southern arch? Maybe it was designed with two arches for additional

drainage in the event of flooding from the somewhat hilly terrain around it which

would have had more farm fields then rather than houses, apartment buildings and schools and wooded areas as now.

Was the creek later re-channeled to bring it through only one arch?

DH - Gordon Creek Bridge
Posted February 25, 2019, by Brendan Delay (brendanedwarddelay [at] gmail [dot] com)

When was the stone bridge laid down? At the same time as the abutment on the south side of the road, maybe? I wanted to look at it for mason's marks last August but the Kiwanis was hosting a concert in the adjacent park serving snacks and popcorn. I did buy some popcorn and drank some water from the Big Red Spring.

I wonder if the workmen on the bridge project drank some water from the spring?