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Fenimore Bridge

Photos 

Published prior to 1923

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BH Photo #370412

Map 

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Description 

From 1907 to 1908, the Sandy Hill Bridge was the longest multiple span, reinforced-concrete arch bridge in the world. Its design was also the first to employ the use of separately molded concrete blocks for decorative purposes on the exterior spandrel walls, arch rings, and piers. Considering the scope of building a bridge of this magnitude in the infancy of reinforced concrete construction, eight months construction time was in itself a significant achievement.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Hudson River on road
Location
Hudson Falls, Saratoga County, New York, and Washington County, New York
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1906; rehabilitated 1973; Bypassed 1993
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.9 ft.
Total length: 990.2 ft.
Deck width: 25.3 ft.
Also called
Sandy Hill Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.29749, -73.58973   (decimal degrees)
43°17'51" N, 73°35'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/614393/4794817 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hudson Falls
Inventory numbers
NY 3306430 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 50994 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/1991)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 2.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1983)
4,550

Update Log 

  • November 19, 2016: New photos from Dave King
  • June 5, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • February 13, 2013: Updated by Jim Mearkle: river is county line
  • January 17, 2012: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER NY-185 - Sandy Hill Bridge, Bridge Street, spanning Hudson River, Hudson Falls, Washington County, NY