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Fitch's Point Bridge

Photos 

Across the street from a hovering homeowner, so no chance to sneak a closer look.

Photo taken by Patrick Gurwell in April 2021

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BH Photo #494915

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Warren pony truss bridge over Batten Kill River on old alignment of NY-29
Location
Washington County, New York
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Bypassed 1940 by bridge on new alignment of NY-29
Design
Warren pony truss with all verticals
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.15172, -73.38229   (decimal degrees)
43°09'06" N, 73°22'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/631533/4778933 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 92615 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 5, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Tweaked pin location, added information & categories "Riveted", "5-panel truss", "Lattice Railing"
  • April 7, 2021: New Street View added by Patrick Gurwell

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Sources 

  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Fitch's Point Bridge
Posted March 5, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Deb,

This bridge appears to have indeed carried an old alignment of NY-29, as the highway route has been pretty much unchanged since 1930, per Wikipedia. East of the bridge, the old road headed in a southeasterly direction, merging with the current Highway 29 route near the Greenery, where part of the old alignment is still visible in satellite view. NY-29 bypassed the bridge in 1940 via a steel girder bridge (itself replaced 2013) in a realignment that straightened out a bunch of curves.

Fitch's Point Bridge
Posted March 5, 2022, by Deb McNeil (debmcn47 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Where did the road go on the east side of the bridge? Did rt 29 exist when the bridge was in use?🥰

Fitch's Point Bridge
Posted March 5, 2022, by Deb McNeil (debmcn47 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Where did the road go on the east side of the bridge? Did rt 29 exist when the bridge was in use?🥰

Fitch's Point Bridge
Posted March 5, 2022, by Deb McNeil (debmcn47 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Where did the road go on the east side of the bridge? Did rt 29 exist when the bridge was in use?🥰