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Albany Turnpike Bridge

Albany Turnpike Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Marc Scotti

Bridge Documented: February 25, 2013

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Albany Turnpike Over Railroad (CSX and Amtrak)
Location
East Chatham: Columbia County, New York: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1910 By Builder/Contractor: Berlin Construction Company of Berlin Connecticut

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1943
Main Span Length
115.8 Feet (35.3 Meters)
Structure Length
118.8 Feet (36.21 Meters)
Roadway Width
16.7 Feet (5.09 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
2222150

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This bridge no longer exists!

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This bridge is a very interesting bridge for several reasons. First, it has a heavy skew to it. Secondly, it follows an uncommon truss configuration, the double-intersection Warren. Thirdly, it was built by the Berlin Construction Company, a noteworthy successor to the famous builder of lenticular truss bridges, Berlin Iron Bridge Company. Finally, the bridge has uncommon longitudinal bracing running through the middle of the overhead bracing system. This extra bracing tends to show up on wider bridges and is a little unexpected here. The bridge features an attractive triangular shaped portal bracing. This bridge is in need of rehabilitation, and its weight limit has been reduced in recent years due to deterioration. It is hoped that the bridge will be rehabilitated, and not demolished and replaced.

The Berlin Construction Company apparently still exists today as the Berlin Steel Construction Company. Information is available here.

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