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Tomhannock Creek Railroad Bridge

Tomhannock Creek Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Bob Wilkinson

Bridge Documented: August 1, 2008

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Former Fitchburg Railroad) Over Tomhannock Creek
Location
Schaghticoke: Rensselaer County, New York: United States
Structure Type
Stone Segmental Deck Arch, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1900 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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This bridge is one of a number of stone arch bridges built by the Fitchburg Railroad. Concrete is present on the arch spandrel wall, which may be a very old alteration.

Ted Rice provided some information on this bridge. Due to the high cost of steel in 1899 and the difficulty of getting it on schedule, the Fitchburg RR decided to build stone arch bridges. To save money, these were built of mostly uncut stone and concrete. There was a bigger two-arch bridge built nearby at Hoosick Junction that no longer stands. The Fitchburg was bought up by the Boston and Maine in 1902.

Bob Wilkinson estimated this bridge to have about a 50 foot span.

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