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Upper Keeseville Bridge


General Oblique View, To Southwest From East, Showing Both Spans

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #155064

Street View 


Pin connected Pratt through truss bridge over AuSable River on River Street in Keeseville
Keeseville, Essex County, New York, and Clinton County, New York
Closed to all traffic
Built 1878 by Murray, Dougal & Co.; Closed 2008
- Murray, Dougal & Co. of Milton, Pennsylvania
Two-span, pin-connected, 8-panel, wrought-iron through truss
Length of largest span: 107.9 ft.
Total length: 217.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.6 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
River Street Bridge
Upper Bridge (short name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.50069, -73.48530   (decimal degrees)
44°30'02" N, 73°29'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/620413/4928601 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
NY 3302200 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26058 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 29, 2021: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • April 8, 2021: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • November 10, 2019: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • April 12, 2017: New photos from Michael Quiet
  • August 20, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • April 27, 2015: New photos from Michael Quiet

Related Bridges 


  • HAER NY-169 - Upper Bridge, River Street, spanning AuSable River, Keeseville, Essex County, NY
  • Wikipedia
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Josh Schmid
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com


Upper Keeseville Bridge
Posted November 11, 2019, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Likewise Chet!

Though I sometimes think I should have stuck with ephemera. :^)


Art S.

Upper Keeseville Bridge
Posted November 10, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Beautiful portals on this bridge. Hopefully they will someday decide to restore it.

Upper Keeseville Bridge
Posted November 10, 2019, by Chester Gehman (gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks, Art. And I enjoy the historical photos you manage to find and post of our favorite subject.


Upper Keeseville Bridge
Posted November 10, 2019, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Chester, Thank you for adding the pictures.


Art S.