Sparkill Creek Drawbridge

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Sparkill Creek Drawbridge
Piermont Drawbridge.JPG
Sparkill Creek Drawbridge (2013)
Sparkill Creek Drawbridge is located in New York
Sparkill Creek Drawbridge
Sparkill Creek Drawbridge is located in the US
Sparkill Creek Drawbridge
Location Bridge St. over Sparkill Creek, Piermont, New York
Coordinates 41°2′15″N 73°54′57″W / 41.03750°N 73.91583°W / 41.03750; -73.91583Coordinates: 41°2′15″N 73°54′57″W / 41.03750°N 73.91583°W / 41.03750; -73.91583
Area less than one acre
Built 1880
Architect King Iron Bridge Co.
Architectural style Pratt Pony Truss
NRHP Reference # 85000658[1]
Added to NRHP March 28, 1985

The Sparkill Creek Drawbridge is a historic Pratt Pony Truss drawbridge located at Piermont in Rockland County, New York. It was built in 1880 by the King Iron Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio, and is a single-leaf movable metal bridge. Chains can lift the bridge when an operator turns a crank, helped by counterweights. It spans Sparkill Creek, a tributary of the Hudson River.[2]

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985[1] and documented by the Historic American Engineering Record in 1994.

A complete dismantling and restoration for $900,000 was completed in 2009 and the bridge now serves as solely a pedestrian bridge. The Rockland County Highway Department was responsible for this historic restoration.

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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. ^ Raymond Smith (March 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Sparkill Creek Drawbridge". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-05-31.  See also: "Accompanying five photos". 

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