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NYC - Maiden Lane Bridge (1872)

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Description 

From an 1891 report to the Board of Railroad Commissioners: "This bridge consists of four 185-foot fixed spans and one 274-foot draw span over the Hudson River, seven 73-foot basin spans and one 110-foot span over Quay Street, all double track, through, pin-connected, and one double-track, deck, plate girder span of 63 feet over Maiden Lane."

The 185' river spans were 13-panel Whipple trusses, the 274' movable swing span was a 22-panel Whipple truss, the basin spans were 7-panel Pratt trusses, and the Quay Street span was a 9-panel Pratt truss.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Hudson River on New York Central Railroad
Location
Albany, Albany County, New York, and Rensselaer County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1872; Replaced 1899
Builder
- Clarke, Reeves & Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
Design
6 Whipple through trusses
8 Pratt pony trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 274.0 ft.
Total length: 1,800.0 ft.
Deck width: 28.0 ft.
Also called
Hudson River Bridge Co. - South Hudson River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.64753, -73.74581   (decimal degrees)
42°38'51" N, 73°44'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/602810/4722437 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Troy South
Inventory number
BH 72307 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 1, 2020: Updated by Ian Martin: Added dimensions and description
  • February 24, 2018: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • September 14, 2016: New photos from Dave King
  • May 23, 2016: Added by Luke

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