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NYC - Mohawk River Bridge

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Description 

Said to be the first wrought-iron lattice truss bridge in the US, designed by Howard Carroll. Described in sources as a "double-intersecting Howe."

Originally a two-track crossing with two light outside trusses with one heavy center truss. The 1889 rebuild appears to have resulted in a new double-intersection Warren deck truss track 1, while the outside trusses were combined and paired with the heavier center truss for track 2. This configuration may or may not have lasted until the construction of the present-day deck girder structure.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Mohawk River on New York Central Railroad
Location
Scotia, Schenectady County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1859, strengthened 1876, rebuilt 1889
Builder
- Howard Carroll
Railroad
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
Design
Howe deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 73.0 ft.
Also called
New York Central Mohawk & Hudson Division Bridge No. 382
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.82231, -73.94359   (decimal degrees)
42°49'20" N, 73°56'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/586354/4741624 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91316 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 30, 2020: Added by Ian Martin

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