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Herkimer Mohawk River Bridge

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Herkimer Mohawk River Bridge

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #501803

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Mohawk River and Erie Canal on S Washington Street
Location
Herkimer, Herkimer County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Builders
- Francis C. Lowthorp (Whipple designer)
- Squire Whipple of Albany, New York (bowstring designer)
Design
Main span is a Lowthrop patent, cast iron, vertical endpost, Whipple through truss with an inclined deck. The bowstrings are Squire Whipple patent cast iron design
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.01745, -74.97919   (decimal degrees)
43°01'03" N, 74°58'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/501695/4762752 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 93711 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 11, 2021: Updated by Luke: Corrected builder to pre-existing category.
  • September 10, 2021: Updated by Art Suckewer: added truss types and designers
  • July 24, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Herkimer Mohawk River Bridge
Posted September 11, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Thanks for the category fix Luke!

Herkimer Mohawk River Bridge
Posted September 10, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Extraordinary bridge! At least three cast iron spans and the Lowthrop Whipple is amazing.