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Main Street Bridge

Photo 

Main Street Bridge

looking north c1907

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #512712

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Rutland Railroad on Main Street
Location
Rensselaer County, New York
Status
Removed but not replaced
Railroad
- Rutland Railroad (RUT)
Design
Bowstring pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.75047, -73.34160   (decimal degrees)
42°45'02" N, 73°20'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/635720/4734439 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95256 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Bowstring pony truss (346)
Bowstring truss (664)
Lost (28,429)
New York (4,888)
Owned by township (3,283)
Pony truss (17,008)
Rensselaer County, New York (135)
Rutland Railroad (50)
Truss (35,420)

Update Log 

  • November 27, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Main Street Bridge
Posted November 28, 2021, by JIM STEWART (JAMESEMSTEWART57 [at] GMAIL [dot] COM)

BRIDGEHUNTERS: DOES ANYBODY KNOW OF OTHER WHIPPLE ARCH BRIDGES OVER A RAILROAD ?

Main Street Bridge
Posted November 27, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Don't go there Brick, Jim types in all caps. He's not yelling

Sincerely,

Art S.

Main Street Bridge
Posted November 27, 2021, by Brick Tamland.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE YELLING ABOUT

Main Street Bridge
Posted November 27, 2021, by JIM STEWART (JAMESEMSTEWART57 [at] GMAIL [dot] COM)

KUDOS ON THE FIND. IT'S A WHIPPLE BOWSTRING AKA WHIPPLE ARCH.

A WHIPPLE ARCH OVER A RAILROAD ISN'T VERY COMMON. THE EARLIER NAME FOR THIS LINE: LEBANON SPRINGS.

Main Street Bridge
Posted November 27, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Nice find Geoff!

I'm not sure if I'm interpreting it correctly but it looks like a Whipple cast iron pony bowstring with a skew.

Regards,

Art S.