Whipple Iron Truss Bridge

Whipple Iron Truss Bridge (HM14JN)

Location: Opelika, NY 12065 Saratoga County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 47.567', W 73° 47.769'

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Gift of the Citizens of Montgomery County

Originally built by Squire Whipple across the Enlarged Erie Canal at Sprakers in 1869

This type of bridge was adopted by the Canal Commissioners in the 1850s as the standard iron bridge to cross the Canal

Moved to Fonda, NY across the Cayudatta Creek in 1919

Rehabilitated and constructed by Dr. Francis E. Griggs, Jr., the students, faculty and friends of Union College and the Town of Clifton Park

Stone work for the abutments is from the Rexford Aqueduct

Plaque Gift of Clough, Harbour Associates LLP

1998
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HM NumberHM14JN
Series This marker is part of the Erie Canal series
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Year Placed1998
Placed ByClough, Harbour Associates LLP
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 2:55am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 598453 N 4738506
Decimal Degrees42.79278333, -73.79615000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 47.567', W 73° 47.769'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 47' 34.02" N, 73° 47' 46.14" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26 Van Vranken Rd, Opelika NY 12065, US
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