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Ben's Bridge

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Ben's Bridge

looking north

Photo taken by Geoff Hubbs inFeb 1975

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #453997

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Girder bridge over CSX Railroad on Old School Road (CR 53)
Location
Bethlehem, Albany County, New York
Status
Demolition completed as of January 2016.
History
Built 1923; rehabilitated 1991; Removed 2015
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
Design
Pony plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 119.8 ft.
Total length: 1,134.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.3 ft.
Also called
CR-53 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.56023, -73.84404   (decimal degrees)
42°33'37" N, 73°50'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/594890/4712628 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Delmar
Average daily traffic (as of 1997)
1,325
Inventory numbers
NY 3200120 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 50438 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 11.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 9, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 17, 2016: Updated by Z Fechten: It
  • October 8, 2015: Updated by Z Fechten: Demolition has started
  • September 10, 2015: New Street View added by Ian Martin
  • December 6, 2011: Added by Nathan Holth

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Comments 

Ben's Bridge
Posted August 9, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

Thanks for Sharing!

Ben's Bridge
Posted August 9, 2019, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

Pentax, probably an ME. Trains were my focus but I also liked bridges a props.

Ben's Bridge
Posted August 9, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

Geoff, what camera in 1975? NICE shot