Whipple type truss bridge
|Function / usage:||
|Status:||out of service|
Geographic Information & Related Structures
Claverack, Columbia County, New York, USA, North America
|Address:||Van Wyck Lane|
|total length||49.37 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.
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- Looking for Work, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse (USA), ISBN 0962958026, 2007; pp. 95