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Shaw Bridge

Shaw Bridge, Claverack, Columbia Co, New York, USA

General Information

Structural Type: Whipple type truss bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Completed in: 1870
Status: out of service

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Claverack, Columbia County, New York, USA, North America
Address: Van Wyck Lane
Crosses
  • Claverack Creek

Technical Information

Dimensions

total length 49.37 m

Materials

arches steel

Notes

The bridge is a Whipple Bowstring truss, built by John D. Hutchinson of Troy, New York, whose father, also John Hutchinson, had been responsible for building 35 Whipple-patent bridges over the state canals in the 1850s. Only four other examples of this patented truss type are known in the State.

162 feet (49.3 m) in length, the Shaw Bridge is the only known double-span example of this patent.

Until the road was rerouted in 1931, this road was part of the main road between New York and Albany. The bridge is permanently closed to traffic.

The Bridge ("Double Span Whipple Bowstring Truss Bridge") was entered on the National Register of Historic Places 1980-04-18.

Participants

Relevant Web Sites

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Relevant Publications

  • Stott, Peter H. Looking for Work, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse (USA), ISBN 0962958026, 2007; pp. 95
Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0001287
Created: 08/02/2001
Last Updated: 07/10/2013