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Johnstown Bridge

Photos 

General View, Looking Northwest

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #154983

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Bowstring pony truss bridge on pedestrian walkway on the Union College campus
Location
Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built ca. 1869 over Cayadutta Creek; relocated to Union College in 1979
Builders
- Shipman & Son of Springield Centre, New York (Builder)
- Squire Whipple of Albany, New York (Patent)
Design
Cast- and wrought-iron bowstring pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.81816, -73.92415   (decimal degrees)
42°49'05" N, 73°55'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/587949/4741183 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Schenectady
Inventory number
BH 44094 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 26, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • April 16, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • February 17, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Corrected GPS.
  • February 12, 2010: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

Comments 

Johnstown Bridge
Posted February 17, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The old location for this bridge was totally off. No reliable info online, except that it was near the ice arena. I fixed the location to where Google Maps indicates a "Squire Whipple Path/Bridge" New GPS coords I posted might be a few meters off, but it should be close.