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SRC - Aqueduct Trestle

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt deck truss truss bridge over Mohawk River & Erie Canal on Schenectady Railway Co.
Location
East Glenville, Schenectady County, New York
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1904; Abandoned 1941; Removed 1943 for the metal tot be used in the war effort.
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Interurban
- Schenectady Railway Co. (SRC)
Design
Pratt deck truss
Dimensions
Total length: 1,765.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.85151, -73.89950   (decimal degrees)
42°51'05" N, 73°53'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/589915/4744912 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Schenectady
Inventory number
BH 67010 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 15, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • April 13, 2015: New Street View added by Luke

Comments 

SRC - Aqueduct Trestle
Posted April 17, 2015, by Barry (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

Thanks. I enjoyed all of the links for these crossings on the Mohawk River. The canals I am familiar with are the Pennsylvania Canal and the Chesapeake and Ohio. Both were obsolete when completed, and the PA Canal never made any money. Lots of good engineering.

SRC - Aqueduct Trestle
Posted April 14, 2015, by Luke

Apparently there was a small community named "Aqueduct" at the site of the Rexford Aqueduct, so the name is likely in reference to both the settlement and Rexford Aqueduct itself.

SRC - Aqueduct Trestle
Posted April 14, 2015, by Luke

Barry, I'm guessing the name was a reference to the nearby Rexford Aqueduct (Which I just learned about/added.)

SRC - Aqueduct Trestle
Posted April 14, 2015, by Barry (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

Interurban RR were known to build their own amusement parks located at some spot remote from town. They did this to drum up fares on week-ends and holidays. Because this is Erie Canal country, perhaps there was an amusement park named for a nearby aqueduct.

SRC - Aqueduct Trestle
Posted April 14, 2015, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Barry

I took a peek at the map where the bridge is located. I didn't name the bridge so I cant say with certainty but it looks like it may bridge the river at a place called "Aqueduct Park". There is also a road named Aqueduct Road near the bridge.

Royce

SRC - Aqueduct Trestle
Posted April 14, 2015, by Barry (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

Why aqueduct? Did it once carry a branch canal across the river? Or perhaps it was built next to such an aqueduct? The name aqueduct implies it carried water.