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Factory Hill Road Bridge

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Hoosick Trolley Bridge

The northern approach

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in April 2014

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BH Photo #283017

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Description 

Built in 1894 by the Boston Bridge Works for the Hoosick Valley Railroad Co. as a trolley bridge next to the old alignment of route 22. Service on this line was discontinued in 1927. It looks like at some point this bridge was re-purposed, as signs were added on both ends indicating a weight limit of 5 tons and non-original railings were added

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Overview
Abandoned warren pony truss with all verticals bridge over Walloomsac River on Abandonded trolley line in North Hoosick
Location
North Hoosick, Rensselaer County, New York
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1894 by the Boston Bridge Works; Abandoned 1927
Builder
- Boston Bridge Works of Boston, Massachusetts
Railroads
- Bennington & Hoosick Valley Railway Co. (B&HV)
- Interurban
Design
Warren pony truss with all verticals
Also called
Bennington & Hoosick Valley - Walloomsac River Bridge (Hoosick Falls)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.92649, -73.34381   (decimal degrees)
42°55'35" N, 73°20'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/635155/4753982 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hoosick Falls
Inventory number
BH 60830 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 8, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • May 3, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Bennington & Hoosick Valley Railway Co."
  • May 3, 2014: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added categories "One-lane traffic", "Riveted"

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Sources 

  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com