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Vischers Ferry Bridge

Photos 

Southwestern Portal, Looking Northeast

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #154992

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Bowstring pony truss bridge over abandoned section of Erie Canal on a pedestrian walkway in Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve
Location
Saratoga County, New York
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1869 over the Erie Canal at Fultonville; relocated 1919 to cross Cayadutta Creek at Fonda; moved and preserved 1996-98
Builder
- Squire Whipple of Albany, New York
Design
Cast & wrought iron bowstring pony truss
Dimensions
Total length: 75.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.79272, -73.79584   (decimal degrees)
42°47'34" N, 73°47'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/598478/4738499 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Niskayuna
Inventory number
BH 44096 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 22, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 5, 2014: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added categories "Wrought Iron", "One-lane traffic", "Wooden deck"
  • September 16, 2012: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • February 12, 2010: Added by James Baughn

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Comments 

Vischers Ferry Bridge
Posted February 18, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)