Double-Span Metal Pratt Truss Bridge

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Double-Span Metal Pratt Truss Bridge
Double-Span Metal Pratt Truss Bridge, Keeseville, NY.jpg
Double-Span Metal Pratt Truss Bridge, June 2009
Double-Span Metal Pratt Truss Bridge is located in New York
Double-Span Metal Pratt Truss Bridge
Double-Span Metal Pratt Truss Bridge is located in the US
Double-Span Metal Pratt Truss Bridge
LocationAuSable St., Keeseville, New York
Coordinates44°30′1″N 73°29′7″W / 44.50028°N 73.48528°W / 44.50028; -73.48528Coordinates: 44°30′1″N 73°29′7″W / 44.50028°N 73.48528°W / 44.50028; -73.48528
Arealess than one acre
Built1877
ArchitectLaw, William H.; Murray Dougal & Company
Architectural styleTruss Bridge
MPSKeeseville Village MRA
NRHP reference #83001665[1]
Added to NRHPMay 20, 1983

Double-Span Metal Pratt Truss Bridge is a historic Pratt truss bridge over the Ausable River at Keeseville in Clinton County and Essex County, New York. It was built in 1877 by the Murray Dougal & Company of Milton, Pennsylvania. It is 214 feet in length and 16 feet wide. It consists of two 107 foot spans supported by a pier at mid-stream. It is the oldest extant example of a metal Pratt truss bridge in New York State.[2]

The bridge carries Liberty Street over the Ausable River between Ausable Street and River River. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[1] In 2008 it was closed, and was in anticipation of repairs.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Steven Engelhart and Rae Brown (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Double-Span Metal Pratt Truss Bridge". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14.
  3. ^ "Historic Mill Hill Bridge Closed," by Lohr McKinstry (Press Republican.com; June 6, 2008)
  4. ^ River Street over Ausable River (UglyBridges.com)