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Mid-Hudson Bridge

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge

Mid-Hudson Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: September 5, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
US-44 and NY-55 Over Hudson River and Various Streets and Railroads
Location
Poughkeepsie and Highland: Dutchess County, New York and Ulster County, New York: United States
Structure Type
Metal Pony Truss Stiffening Wire Cable Suspension, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Solid Ribbed Spandrel Braced Deck Arch,
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1930 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York and Engineer/Design: Ralph Modjeski and Daniel E. Moran

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1989
Main Span Length
1,495 Feet (456 Meters)
Structure Length
4,201 Feet (1,280 Meters)
Roadway Width
30.8 Feet (9.39 Meters)
Spans
3 Main Span(s) and 18 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
5025530

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Bridge Documentation

View Archived National Bridge Inventory Report - Has Additional Details and Evaluation

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Designed by famous engineer Ralph Modjeski, this amazingly beautiful bridge is noted for its unique tower design and its location over the scenic Hudson River. In addition to this bridge's main spans, there are a number of approach spans. One, a riveted steel deck arch span over the railroad on the east approach, would be a noteworthy historic bridge all by itself. Daniel E. Moran is also listed as an engineer for the bridge, his contribution would have been to the substructure design, his area of expertise.

Above: The steel deck arch approach span.

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
41.702960,-73.945953

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