Troy - Waterford Bridge

Troy - Waterford Bridge (HM1AW9)

Location: Waterford, NY 12188 Saratoga County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 47.364', W 73° 40.539'

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Formerly called the Union Bridge, the original connection between Troy and Waterford was a covered timber toll bridge.

The Union Bridge was built in 1804 and was the first bridge crossing the Hudson River north of New York Harbor. The timber covered structure was destroyed in a fire on July 10, 1909. The original stone piers of the Union Bridge are encased in the concrete piers that support the existing Troy - Waterford Bridge.

A model of the timber framing was constructed to test the load bearing capacity of the original covered bridge. This model and the original toll house sign are on display at the Waterford Museum.
HM NumberHM1AW9
Placed ByHudson River Improvement Fund, the Village of Waterford, J. Bert Mahoney, Mayor, & Merle H. Doud, Historian
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 2:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 608314 N 4738278
Decimal Degrees42.78940000, -73.67565000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 47.364', W 73° 40.539'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 47' 21.84" N, 73° 40' 32.34" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 65 Broad St, Waterford NY 12188, US
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