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Bridge Street Bridge (Pre 1909)

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Bridge Street Bridge (Pre 1909)

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #519317

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Schoharie Creek on Bridge Street
Location
Schoharie, Schoharie County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Likely built 1888 - 1894 based on portal bracing design
Builders
- Dean & Westbrook of New York, New York
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Design
(2)9-panel, pinned Pratt through trusses.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.66528, -74.32613   (decimal degrees)
42°39'55" N, 74°19'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/555223/4723866 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 93774 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 14, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 15, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed typos
  • November 15, 2021: Updated by Art Suckewer: added likely build date range of 1888 - 1894 based on portal brace design
  • July 28, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • July 28, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com

Comments 

Bridge Street Bridge (Old)
Posted July 28, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Luke,

How do you feel about Nelson & Buchanan Co. or Penn Bridge Works (T.B. White & Sons - predecessor Penn Bridge Co.)?

While you are not totally wrong, there's more to the story.

Regards,

Art S.

Bridge Street Bridge (Old)
Posted July 28, 2021, by Luke

Yeah it's def Phoenix.

I'm still of the controversial opinion that if Dean & Westbrook were just agents for Phoenix and never fabricated a bridge that they should be marked as such.

e.g. Milo Adams in Iowa for King

Bridge Street Bridge (Old)
Posted July 28, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I think it just might be!

Bridge Street Bridge (Old)
Posted July 28, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

A bit fuzzy and obstructed, but could this be a Phoenix/Dean & Westbrook?