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Kingston - Port Ewen Suspension Bridge

Wurts Street Bridge

Kingston - Port Ewen Suspension Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: September 2, 2019 and September 5, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Wurts Street Over Rondout Creek
Kingston and Port Ewen: Ulster County, New York: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1921 By Builder/Contractor: Terry and Tench of New York, New York and Engineer/Design: Holton D. Robinson, Daniel E. Moran, and William H. Yates

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Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
705 Feet (214.9 Meters)
Structure Length
1,063 Feet (324 Meters)
Roadway Width
23.3 Feet (7.1 Meters)
3 Main Span(s)
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This impressive suspension bridge is the oldest in the Hudson River valley region and is noted for its unusual stiffening truss. The stiffening truss varies in depth, having 5 feet less depth at the center of the span. The stiffening truss is also continuous throughout the three spans, noted as unusual at the time the bridge was built. Daniel E. Moran and William H. Yates of New York City were the main engineers for this bridge as reported by the Engineering News-Record. The famous engineer Holton D. Robinson was retained as a consulting engineer by Terry and Tench, the contractor. At the time this bridge was built, another soon-to-be-famous engineer, David B. Steinman was apparently working with Robinson as an assistant engineer. Later, the two engineers would become partners in the firm Robinson and Steinman and go on to build some of the greatest bridges in the world.

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