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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