|Other name(s):||Double-Span Whipple Bowstring Truss Bridge|
|Status:||out of service|
Whipple type truss bridge
Pony truss bridge
|Function / usage:||
Claverack, Columbia County, New York, USA
|Address:||Van Wyck Lane|
|Coordinates:||42° 12' 54.73" N 73° 43' 43.49" W|
|main span||24.41 m|
|total length||50.02 m|
|deck width||3.20 m|
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.
- John D. Hutchinson (builder)
Relevant Web Sites
Looking for Work. Industrial Archeology in Columbia County, New York
The Emergence and Growth of Local Industry as Revealed in Surviving Sites and Structures. Syracuse University Press, Syracuse (USA), ISBN 9780962958021, pp. 95.
- (2017): Restoration of the Iconic Shaw Bridge. Presented at: Footbridge 2017 Berlin - Tell A Story, 6-8.9.2017, Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin).
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