KAC&LC - Ausable Chasm Bridge
Locally known as the "Peanut Line" due to its short run and diminutive locomotive, the Keeseville, AuSable Chasm and Lake Champlain Railroad was charted in 1889 to connect Keesville NY to Port Kent NY. The most impressive part of this short line was a cantilevered iron bridge across the Ausable Chasam, fabricated in 1890 by Berlin Iron Bridge Co.
The line saw steady business early on, but rapidly declined with the advent of automobiles. In 1911 the line was electrified, but reverted to its steam engine shortly thereafter due to continual problems. The line was forced to close due to a lack of business in 1924 and was removed thereafter.
- Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Ausable River/Chasm
- Clinton County, New York
- Removed but not replaced
- Built 1890 by Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; Scrapped 1924
- - Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
- - Keeseville, AuSable Chasm & Lake Champlain Railroad (KAC&LC)
- Cantilevered Pratt deck truss
Total length: 250.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +44.52455, -73.46287 (decimal degrees)
44°31'28" N, 73°27'46" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/622147/4931284 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 76455 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- November 11, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
- November 11, 2017: New photos from Luke
- July 26, 2017: New photo from Michael Quiet
- June 30, 2017: Added by Michael Quiet