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NYC - Rondout Bridge

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NYC Rondout Bridge

Scientific American Supplement, June 1884

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BH Photo #309337

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Description 

Original crossing of Rondout Creek by the New York, West Shore & Buffalo Railway. Replaced in 1903-4 by the Wilbur Bridge, which is still in use today by CSX. The southernmost span was narrowed and installed on the Mahopac Branch in Goldens Bridge, NY, where it survives to this day.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Rondout Creek on NYC West Shore Line
Location
Kingston, Ulster County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1882
Builders
- A. Lucius (engineer in charge of bridges, NYWS&B)
- Clarke, Reeves & Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Colonel Walter Kutte (engineer, North River Construction)
- E.L. Corthell (chief engineer, NYWS&B)
- Phoenix Iron Works of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- New York, West Shore & Buffalo Railroad (NYWS&B)
- West Shore Railroad (WSH)
Design
Whipple through truss w/ Phoenix columns
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 264.0 ft.
Total length: 1,244.0 ft.
Deck width: 29.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.91074, -73.99938   (decimal degrees)
41°54'39" N, 73°59'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/582985/4640350 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
150 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 64327 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 10, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • November 30, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

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