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Mill Road Bridge


General View, Looking East

Photo taken by Jet Lowe for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #331264


Street View 


Pratt pony truss bridge over Unnamed brook on Pedestrian Path
Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York
Open to pedestrians only
Relocated ca. 1983 from Parish, NY
- Squire Whipple of Albany, New York
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:
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


  • 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


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?