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BM - Hudson River Bridge

Photo 

BM - Hudson River Bridge

looking northwest c1910

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #511214

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren deck truss bridge over Hudson River on Boston & Maine RR
Location
Mechanicville, Saratoga County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1887; replaced 1914
Railroad
- Boston & Maine Railroad (BM)
Design
Warren deck truss with alternating verticals
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.91872, -73.67148   (decimal degrees)
42°55'07" N, 73°40'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/608428/4752645 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94918 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 2, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • November 2, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

BM - Hudson River Bridge
Posted January 13, 2022, by Paul Plassman

What am I seeing here? Some kind of Warren/Whipple combination or were those lighter diagonals later additions for extra strength?