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Esopus Creek Iron Bridge



Lost Pony truss bridge over Esopus Creek on road
Ulster County, New York
Removed but not replaced
Flooded by Ashokan Reservoir
- Owego Bridge Co. of Owego, New York
Pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.96736, -74.26797   (decimal degrees)
41°58'02" N, 74°16'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/560656/4646411 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 93998 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Lost (26,815)
Lost 1914 (63)
Lost during 1910s (585)
New York (4,716)
Owego Bridge Co. (46)
Owned by township (3,011)
Pony truss (16,671)
Truss (34,209)
Ulster County, New York (139)

Update Log 

  • August 20, 2021: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • August 20, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs



Esopus Creek Iron Bridge
Posted August 21, 2021, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

Luke- I deleted the pictures, what should we do with this page now?

Esopus Creek Iron Bridge
Posted August 20, 2021, by Luke

Article is for a successor bridge or another bridge in the area.

But the bridge in Geoff's postcard was also already added: https://bridgehunter.com/ny/ulster/bh78050/

Esopus Creek Iron Bridge
Posted August 20, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Something is weird; the town spent $10K (using the price of gold as an inflation gauge, that's $1 million in today's dollars) on a bridge in 1900 and didn't move it when the reservoir was built starting in 1907? I can see a late 1870's or 1880s bridge being left but an almost new one?

Are we certain the journal is referencing this bridge?

Art S.