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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 Triple Intersection Pratt & 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
- Albert Lucius of New York City, New York (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
(2)Triple-Intersection Pratt through trusses
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)
Quadrangle map:
Kingston East
Elevation
150 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 64327 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 27, 2019: New photo from David Shedlock
  • September 10, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • November 30, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

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Comments 

NYC - Rondout Bridge
Posted August 9, 2020, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

:^)

BTW, there were more than two bridges with Triple Whipples ;^)

There was some really neat stuff out there. Too bad most of it is gone and forgotten.

Regards,

Art S.

NYC - Rondout Bridge
Posted August 8, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I'm surprised it hadn't been noticed (or at least noted) before, but the larger two spans of this bridge were Triple-Intersection Pratt trusses. This is the first example I have seen besides the extant Laughery Creek Bridge.