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Alexandria Bay Railroad Bridge

Photos 

Jack Knife Bridge Alexandria Bay NY Cancel

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BH Photo #436549

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Alexandria Bay/ St Lawrence River on railroad
Location
Jefferson County, New York
Status
No longer exists
Design
Pratt through truss swing
Also called
Wellesley Island Bridge
Thousands Island Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.33293, -75.91897   (decimal degrees)
44°19'59" N, 75°55'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/426735/4909262 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83204 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (16,314)
Jefferson County, New York (73)
Lost (26,815)
Movable (3,076)
Mystery (82)
New York (4,716)
Pratt through truss (5,732)
Pratt truss (9,820)
Steel stringer (6,529)
Swing (1,528)
Through truss (15,937)
Truss (34,209)

Update Log 

  • June 21, 2021: Updated by Douglas Butler: Info
  • October 24, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 23, 2018: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Alexandria Bay Railroad Bridge
Posted June 22, 2021, by Luke

Your error, Doug, (And it's a really common error a lot of people make, so please don't take it personal!) is thinking that the postmark location (Alexandria Bay) is the town the postcard portrays.

Postmark just tells you which town marked/cancelled the stamps/mailed the thing.

I agree though. Mark it as a mystery and it'll get solved eventually.

Alexandria Bay Railroad Bridge
Posted June 22, 2021, by Douglas Butler

Mystery listing then!

Alexandria Bay Railroad Bridge
Posted June 22, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I cannot find evidence of a railroad here. The source website might be inaccurate, I am not sure.

Alexandria Bay Railroad Bridge
Posted June 22, 2021, by Douglas Butler

So this bridge is a highway that's replaced with a suspension bridge ?

Alexandria Bay Railroad Bridge
Posted June 21, 2021, by Luke

No railroad in the area.

Alexandria Bay Railroad Bridge
Posted June 21, 2021, by Douglas Butler

Hey Nathan Holth

did Alexandria Bay once had a drawbridge or not?

Alexandria Bay Railroad Bridge
Posted October 24, 2018, by Douglas Butler

Can anybody find out what railroad this bridge is used from?