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Mill Road Bridge

Photos 

General View, Looking East

Photo taken by Jet Lowe for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #331264

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Unnamed brook on Pedestrian Path
Location
Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Relocated ca. 1983 from Parish, NY
Builder
- Squire Whipple of Albany, New York
Design
3-panel Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.80124, -73.91034   (decimal degrees)
42°48'04" N, 73°54'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/589102/4739318 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Schenectady
Inventory number
BH 68279 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 13, 2019: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • December 25, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 3, 2015: Added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • HAER NY-288 - Mill Road Bridge, Central Park (moved from Parish, NY), Schenectady, Schenectady County, NY
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Mill Road Bridge
Posted September 9, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Another Griggs save! Very cool!!

Mill Road Bridge
Posted September 8, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Tony that is correct, it is one of two such surviving structures. Jim Stewart provides the following history:

Mill Road Bridge (c1860). Another Whipple cast & wrought iron pony Pratt truss moved from Parrish, NY, to Central Park, Schenectady, NY, Squire Whipple, engineer. After the bridge had collapsed into a creek under the load of a snowplow, the county salvaged the parts and stored them in their garage. Professor Francis Griggs and a group of Union College civil engineering students rehabilitated and re-erected the bridge in Central Park c1987.

Mill Road Bridge
Posted September 8, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Am I crazy or does this look like a Whipple design Queenpost pony?

Mill Road Bridge
Posted July 3, 2015, by Ian Martin

This one looks interesting, but I can't find any documentation on it besides the HAER photos. Anyone have any thoughts?