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Amenia Mystery Bridge

Photos 

Looking at the south face

The line between the slab and rail leads me to suspect the rail is not structural.

Photo taken by Clark Vance in July 2021

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BH Photo #514913

Description 

Heavily overgrown. Historic Aerials going back to 1956 shows no road, topos back to 1902 show no crossing here although there is a slight ambiguity as to the location of the present road and this may have been an earlier alignment. Bridge and its twin, BH 95840 probably date to early 1900s when reinforced concrete in bridges became available. Only a guess, but site could have been an industrial complex with bridges providing access to separate buildings.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned slab bridge over Tributary of Wassaic Creek on abandoned road in Amenia.
Location
Amenia, Dutchess County, New York
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Design
Slab with possible concrete girder rails.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.84473, -73.55800   (decimal degrees)
41°50'41" N, 73°33'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/619714/4633541 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95834 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,944)
Amenia, New York (2)
Beam (16,976)
Concrete stringer (876)
Dutchess County, New York (144)
New York (4,911)

Update Log 

  • June 23, 2022: New photo from Clark Vance
  • January 25, 2022: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added to description
  • January 9, 2022: Added by Clark Vance

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com