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Bridge Theater

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Bridge Theater1a

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt July 13, 2011

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BH Photo #272736

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge over Champlain Canal on Clinton Street in Whitehall
Location
Whitehall, Washington County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1911; Converted to use as a theater venue; Failed inspection July 2009; Removed 2015
Builders
- Atlantic, Gulf & Pacific Co. of New York City, New York & Sacramento, California
- J.B. & J.M. Cornell Co. of Cold Spring, New York & New York, New York
Design
Double-intersection Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 101.7 ft.
Total length: 219.8 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.55833, -73.40167   (decimal degrees)
43°33'30" N, 73°24'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/629092/4824060 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Whitehall
Inventory numbers
NY 4418010 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 27033 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/1999)
Deck condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1982)
402

Update Log 

  • March 8, 2016: Updated by Luke: Edited info per forum comment.
  • April 11, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • April 11, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added builder "J.B. & J.M. Cornell Co." (From plaque photo)
  • January 11, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • January 10, 2014: Updated by CANALLER: Added Info & Photo.

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

Bridge Theater
Posted March 8, 2016, by Marjorie Mohn (times [at] nybiz [dot] rr [dot] com)

The State of New York condemned The Clinton Street Bridge

in July of 2009. We had two weeks notice before our first summer performance. With the wonderful volunteers of Whitehall we moved the entire contents of the theater to another location that we already had. The actual structure stayed up for another 4-6 years. The bridge itself was removed and not replaced in 2015.

My husband David Mohn and his friends had the idea of a unique theater on the bridge. He designed the theater twice once as a Covered Bridge. We were not allowed to create that theater as SHPO State Historic Preservation Office of NY said we would have to show the Thru Trusses of the bridge because the bridge was historical in nature.

My husband passed on in 2012 and Clinton St. Bridge is now history! the Arts and Recreation Commission Continues in his name.