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This is a list of all 73 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory for the state New York. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of states.
1848 Delaware Aqueduct (Roebling Aqueduct)
Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania and Minisink Ford, New York, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:30
Structurae ID:0000260
O'Donnell ID:21
Coordinates:N 41.48262 W 74.98461
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BDR, BOB, BPL, GBD, LAB, LACE, RDH, SJR
Principals:John A. Roebling
Use:Aqueduct and Vehicular (one-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:4
Main spans:3 x 131f, 142f
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Andy Warren Photo courtesy National Park Service Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1848 Niagara Suspension
Niagara Falls, New York, USA and Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada (Niagara River)
Bridgemeister ID:29
References:BOB, BPL, HBE, ONF, PTS2
Principals:Charles Ellet
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:770f
Deck width:7.5f

Notes
1851 High Falls Aqueduct
High Falls, New York, USA (Roundout Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:34
Structurae ID:0007341
References:AAJ, BOB, BPL, RDH, SJR
Principals:John A. Roebling
Use:Aqueduct
Status:Removed, August, 1921
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:145f
Notes
1851 Lewiston-Queenston
Lewiston, New York, USA and Queenston, Ontario, Canada (Niagara River)
Bridgemeister ID:35
Structurae ID:0007333
References:AAJ, BOB, BPL, HBE, PTS2
Principals:Edward Serrell
Use:Vehicular
Status:Wrecked, 1864
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1,043f
Deck width:21f (AAJ: 19.5f)
Notes
  • Wrecked by wind February 1, 1864. Stay cables beneath the bridge had been disconnected to avoid damage from rising ice. Portions of the cables and deck remained, in a derelict state, as late as 1895. Replacement was not started until the late 1890's.
  • The February 3, 1864 edition of Niagara Falls Gazette describes the wind event: "Partial Destruction Of The Lewiston Suspension Bridge -- A portion of the flooring and other wood-work of the Lewiston Suspension Bridge was blown down during the gale Monday forenoon. It seems that the long guys had been cut during the late ice jam to prevent injury to the structure and thus its strength to withstand a gale was much weakened. The wind swept through the gorge on Monday with terrific force and swayed the bridge so that some of the cross timbers, near the centre were loosened from their fastenings, and fell, of course carrying the floor with them. A large portion at each end, remains without material injury. The extent of the damage -- financially -- we have not yet learned, but we judge from what we hear that it may be about $10,000. The bridge was built in 1852 and cost not far from $40,000. It will doubtless soon be repaired and in use."
  • Became longest suspension bridge by eclipsing 1849 Wheeling (Wheeling and Belmont) - Wheeling, West Virginia, USA. However, Don Sayenga notes the length of the suspended span of this bridge was only 849 feet, not 1,043 as often cited. Don writes: "[1,043 feet] was the distance between the towers built high up on the cliffs above the crossing - because there was no space for them below. The roadway suspended from the towers was only 849 feet span over the water from abutment to abutment." Thus, Roebling's Cincinnati bridge should be considered the first to eclipse Wheeling's record main span.
  • Eclipsed by new longest suspension bridge 1867 John A. Roebling (Cincinnati, Cincinnati and Covington) - Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky, USA.
  • Later at same location 1899 Lewiston-Queenston - Lewiston, New York, USA and Queenston, Ontario, Canada.
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1851 Neversink Aqueduct
Cuddebackville, New York, USA (Neversink River)
Bridgemeister ID:36
Structurae ID:0007334
References:AAJ, BOB, RDH, SJR
Principals:John A. Roebling
Use:Aqueduct
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:170f
Notes
1853 Fort Hunter (Fonda)
Tribes Hill, New York, USA (Mohawk River)
Bridgemeister ID:44
References:ONC, PTS2
Principals:John W. Murphy
Status:Dismantled, 1935
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Main span:556f
Notes
  • Amsterdam/Fort Hunter vicinity, Montgomery County, NY. Dismantled 1935 (ONC).
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1855 Niagara Suspension
Niagara Falls, New York, USA and Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada (Niagara River)
Bridgemeister ID:51
Structurae ID:0000047
References:AAJ, BAAW, BBR, BFL, BMA, BOB, BPL, HBE, LIR, NSB, ONF, PTS2, SA18810716, SJR
Principals:John A. Roebling
Use:Rail and Vehicular (double-deck, heavy rail, with walkway)
Status:Replaced, 1897
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:821.3f
Notes
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1855 Shohola (Barryville-Shohola, Shohola-Barryville)
Barryville, New York and Shohola, Pennsylvania, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:41
References:BDR, SHO
Principals:Chauncy Thomas, John A. Roebling
Use:Vehicular
Status:Dismantled, 1941
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • BDR: Built 1856, severely damaged 1859, rebuilt, collapsed Jan. 1st 1865, rebuilt 1866. Dale writes: "A respected historian, John Willard Johnston, who knew Chauncey Thomas personally and visited the area during his ownership of the toll bridge, insisted that Thomas, as the builder, was grossly incompetent."
  • Originally constructed with one main span, the center pier was added during the 1866 reconstruction.
  • Don Sayenga's research leads him to conclude the bridge was completed in the fall of 1855. He notes an article from the Pike County Democrat (June 21, 1872) stating the bridge was completed in 1855. The article also notes the 1859 collapse occurred on July 2, 1859. Don's interest in this bridge is piqued by the connection to John Roebling, "...this bridge seems to be the only John Roebling bridge that failed in service..." Roebling prepared plans, for the original bridge, for Chauncy Thomas (who, by Dale's account was inexperienced).
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1856 Bridge of Sighs
Carthage and Rochester, New York, USA (Genesee River)
Bridgemeister ID:54
Principals:Josiah Bissell, Jr.
Status:Collapsed, 1857
Main cables:Wire
Notes
1857 Black River (Bradford, Mill Street)
Watertown, New York, USA (Black River)
Bridgemeister ID:55
References:HBE, ONC
Principals:Gilbert Bradford
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed, 1890's
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:53m
Deck width:18f
Notes
  • Replaced in 1890's (ONC).
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1868 (suspension bridge)
Afton, New York, USA (Susquehanna River)
Bridgemeister ID:66
Principals:G. W. & J. V. V. Fishler, James Crowell
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:362f
Deck width:16f
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1869 Clifton (Niagara-Clifton, Falls View, First Falls View)
Niagara Falls, New York, USA and Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada (Niagara River)
Bridgemeister ID:70
Structurae ID:0000528
References:AAJ, BPL, HBE, PTS2
Principals:Samuel Keefer
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1889
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Main span:1,268.3f
Deck width:10f
Notes
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1869 Lordville
Lordville, New York and Equinunk, Pennsylvania, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:71
References:BDR, BOL, PTS2
Principals:E.F. Farrington
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Destroyed, 1903
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1870 Big Flats
Big Flats, New York, USA
Bridgemeister ID:73
Status:Replaced, 1905
Main cables:Wire (iron)
1870 Chehocton
Hancock, New York and Wayne County, Pennsylvania, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:284
Principals:E.F. Farrington, John A. Roebling's Sons Co.
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed, 1937
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~475f
Notes
  • Replaced 1937.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1870 Pond Eddy-Lumberland (Decker's)
Pond Eddy and Lumberland, New York, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:297
References:BDR
Principals:James D. Decker
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2
Deck width:12f
1871 (suspension bridge)
Washburn's Eddy, New York, USA (Hudson River)
Bridgemeister ID:74
References:ABC
Principals:Robert Gilchrist
Status:Removed
Notes
1871 Ferry Street
Binghamton, New York, USA (Chenango River)
Bridgemeister ID:276
Principals:John A. Roebling's Sons, Co.
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Removed, 1897
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:360f
Notes
  • This bridge was close to the alignment of Binghamton's present Clinton Street bridge. It replaced a bridge that was destroyed by flood in 1865. It was condemned in 1896 and removed in 1897. History Of Broome County indicates an act was passed March 13th, 1871 authorizing the bridge with the contract let to "W.A. Roebling & Son" each cable consisting of seven steel wire ropes, each two inches in diameter.
  • An article from the Binghamton Democrat, July 20, 1871: "The Suspension Bridge -- The work on the west abutment of the suspension bridge has been commenced and will be rapidly as advisable pushed forward to completion, and soon thereafter the wire cables will be placed in position, the stays, supports and girders made fast, and ready for the flooring. In the course of six or eight weeks it is hoped that the bridge will be completed, and our people given another way of passing from the 1st to the 2nd wards, and the old-pleasant driveway re-opened, of which we have been debarred since the flood of St-Patrick's Day in the morning in [1865]. Upon the completion of this enterprise, surely no one will ever regret having voted in favor of the free suspension bridge."
  • An article from the Binghamton Democrat, Nov. 30, 1871: "The New Bridge -- Its Cost -- For the suspenssion [sic] bridge, the tax-payers voted $28,000. It is finished, and in the Common Council last evening it was asserted that it cost over $30,000 and still all the claims are not satisfied. Mr. Jas. Fanning, contractor for building abutments, seeks relief for $1,000 or upwards which he is out no account of his contract. His petition was after considerable skirmishing finally referred to a committee. We hold that this is wrong, the Common Council has nothing to do with this matter. Mayor Dwight published a card binding himself to pay all over $28,000 that the bridge would cost. The people voted that amount and their representatives have nothing to do with any further cost or expense arrising [sic] from that source."
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1872 Barrett
Port Jervis, New York and Matamoras, Pennsylvania, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:76
References:BDR
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, October 11, 1903
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2
Notes
  • BDR: Destroyed by ice March 17, 1875, rebuilt, destroyed by flood October 11, 1903.
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1872 Chemung
Chemung, New York, USA (Chemung River)
Bridgemeister ID:78
Principals:J.V. Fishler, J.R. Crowell
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1872 Trinity Cemetery
New York, New York, USA (Broadway)
Bridgemeister ID:79
References:CVA
Principals:Calvert Vaux
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Connected Trinity Cemetery across Broadway. Demolished 1911. Appears to have been wide enough to handle vehicles.
  • Eric K. Washington contacted me in 2011 wondering if the Trinity Cemetery bridge was the first suspension bridge constructed in New York City. While it seems unlikely that New York City (even just Manhattan) did not have, at least, other minor suspension bridges constructed before 1872, I have never encountered mention of one.
1882 Lumbermens (Fitches, Fisches, Fitch's)
Big Flats, New York, USA (Chemung River)
Bridgemeister ID:88
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Main span:1
Notes
  • Although known by a variety of names (and misspellings), the folks at www.fitchfamily.com note that Daniel Hollenbeck Fitch contributed $10,000 to the construction of the bridge and refer to it as "Fitch's Bridge".
1883 Brooklyn (Great East River)
New York and Brooklyn, New York, USA (East River)
Bridgemeister ID:89
Structurae ID:0000011
O'Donnell ID:834
Coordinates:N 40.706 W 73.99667
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BAAW, BBR, BBTS, BC3, BFL, BLD, BMA, BOB, BOU, BPL, COB, CTW, GB, GBD, HBE, LAB, LACE, NG198305, ONF, PTS2, SJR
Principals:John A. Roebling, Washington A. Roebling
Use:Rail and Vehicular (major highway, light rail, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,595.5f
Side spans:2 x 930f
Deck width:85f

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Josh Denenberg Photo by Bill Campbell
1888 (suspension bridge)
Keeseville, New York, USA (Ausable River)
Bridgemeister ID:93
O'Donnell ID:1028
Coordinates:N 44.503653 W 73.482490
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:ONC
Principals:Berlin Iron Bridge Co.
Status:In use (last checked, 2010)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:240f
1889 Second Falls View
Niagara Falls, New York, USA and Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada (Niagara River)
Bridgemeister ID:2120
Principals:G.M. Harrington, George W. McNulty
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed, late 1890's
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
1890 Kellams (Little Equinunk)
Kellams, New York and Stalker, Pennsylvania, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:97
Structurae ID:0008257
O'Donnell ID:20
Coordinates:N 41.82333 W 75.11333
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BDR, HHP, PTS2
Principals:David Kellam
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, October, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:384f
Notes
  • BDR: Completed 1889. BDR also states the bridge underwent "major repairs" in 1936 including replacement of the wooden deck with a steel deck. I suspect the entire bridge was replaced at this time. Older photos of the bridge show wooden towers, a wooden deck, and a completely different cable arrangement.
  • Damaged by floodwaters June, 2006. Repaired October, 2006.
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1899 Lewiston-Queenston
Lewiston, New York, USA and Queenston, Ontario, Canada (Niagara River)
Bridgemeister ID:108
References:AAJ, BPL, HBE, PTS2
Principals:L.L. Buck, R.S. Buck
Use:Vehicular and Rail (streetcar)
Status:Replaced, 1962
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1,040f
Deck width:17f
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1902 Wanakena
Wanakena, New York, USA (Oswegatchie River)
Bridgemeister ID:109
Structurae ID:0011090
O'Donnell ID:1049
Coordinates:N 44.133035 W 74.921341
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Rich Lumber Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:171f

Notes
Photograph, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Bill Cole
1903 Williamsburg
New York and Brooklyn, New York, USA (East River)
Bridgemeister ID:111
Structurae ID:0000514
O'Donnell ID:836
Coordinates:N 40.71355 W 73.97226
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BAAW, BAR, BBR, BPL, GBD, HBE, PTS2, SJR
Principals:L.L. Buck
Use:Rail and Vehicular (major highway, light rail, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1,600f

Notes
Photo by Bill Campbell
1904 Lordville-Equinunk
Lordville, New York and Equinunk, Pennsylvania, USA (Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:112
Structurae ID:0008003
Coordinates:N 41.867745 W 75.213789
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BDR, BOL, BPL, HHP
Principals:Owego Bridge Company
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Demolished, 1986
Main cables:Eyebar (steel)
Suspended spans:2
Main span:347f
Side span:56f
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1909 Manhattan
New York and Brooklyn, New York, USA (East River)
Bridgemeister ID:123
Structurae ID:0000529
O'Donnell ID:835
Coordinates:N 40.70667 W 73.99167
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BAAW, BBR, BC3, BPL, GBD, HBE, LAB, PTS2, SA19050909, SJR
Principals:O.F. Nichols, Leon Moisseiff
Use:Vehicular (double-deck)
Status:In use (last checked, 2014)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,470f
Side spans:2 x 725f
Notes
Photo by Bill Campbell Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Bill Campbell
1910 Massena Center
Massena, New York, USA (Grasse River)
Bridgemeister ID:124
O'Donnell ID:986
References:AAJ, PTS2
Principals:Holton D. Robinson
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Closed, 1974 (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:400f
Side spans:2 x 100f
Notes
  • Standing, but closed to all foot and vehicular traffic.
Photo by Christine Major
1913 (footbridge)
Ithaca, New York, USA (Fall Creek Gorge - Cornell University campus)
Bridgemeister ID:260
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1921 Kingston-Port Ewen (Wurts Street, Rondout Creek)
Kingston, New York, USA (Rondout Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:138
Structurae ID:0007345
O'Donnell ID:598
Coordinates:N 41.915 W 73.985
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, PTS, PTS2, SJR, SSS
Principals:Holton D. Robinson, Daniel E. Moran, William Yates
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:Closed, March, 2008 (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:705f
Side spans:2 x 176.25f
Deck width:37f
Notes
  • Several photos of the bridge's construction can be found at Dave Longendyke's website.
  • Closed, March, 2008 for ten weeks for cable inspection. Closure is expected to be followed by a major rehabilitation project.
Photo by Douglas Kerr Photo by David Denenberg Photograph, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1924 Bear Mountain
Anthony's Nose and Bear Mountain, New York, USA (Hudson River)
Bridgemeister ID:141
Structurae ID:0000530
O'Donnell ID:594
Coordinates:N 41.32 W 73.985
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BAAW, BBR, CPW, PTS2, SJR
Principals:Howard C. Baird
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1,632f
Deck width:48f

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Robert Derderian Photo by Michele Sisak Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1926 Corbett (Corbett and Stuart)
Corbett, New York, USA (East Branch Delaware River)
Bridgemeister ID:324
O'Donnell ID:353
Coordinates:N 42.04633 W 75.02768
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:SJR
Principals:John A. Roebling's Sons Co.
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Blaise Blabac Photo by David Denenberg
1930 Mid-Hudson
Poughkeepsie and Highland, New York, USA (Hudson River)
Bridgemeister ID:166
Structurae ID:0000544
O'Donnell ID:596
Coordinates:N 41.702933 W 73.946683
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BPL, PTS2, SJR, USS
Principals:Ralph Modjeski
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,500f
Side spans:2 x 750f
Deck width:39f
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Douglas Kerr Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1931 George Washington (GWB)
New York, New York and Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA (Hudson River)
Bridgemeister ID:169
Structurae ID:0000032
O'Donnell ID:589
Coordinates:N 40.85333 W 73.955
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, AOB, ARF, BBR, BC3, BFL, BMA, BONJ, BOU, BPL, BRU, COB, CTW, ENR19270811a, ENR19270811b, ENR19290411c, GBD, LAB, LACE, PTS2, SIX, SJR
Principals:O.H. Ammann, Leon Moisseiff, Dana, Gilbert
Use:Vehicular (double-deck, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:3,500f
Side spans:2 x 650f
Deck width:120f

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz Photo by John Hall Photograph, collection of David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1934 Stewart Park I
Ithaca, New York, USA (Fall Creek arm - Stewart Park)
Bridgemeister ID:839
O'Donnell ID:321
Coordinates:N 42.45916 W 76.50596
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ
Principals:Civil Works Administration
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~82f
Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1934 Stewart Park II
Ithaca, New York, USA (Fall Creek - Stewart Park)
Bridgemeister ID:840
O'Donnell ID:322
Coordinates:N 42.45916 W 76.50596
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ
Principals:Civil Works Administration
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~111f
Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1936 Triborough
New York and Queens, New York, USA (East River - Randalls-Wards Island)
Bridgemeister ID:186
Structurae ID:0000533
O'Donnell ID:837
Coordinates:N 40.781283 W 73.9273
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, GBD, SIX
Principals:O.H. Ammann, Allston Dana
Use:Vehicular (major highway, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,380f
Side spans:2 x 704.75f
Deck width:96f
Photo by David Denenberg
1938 Thousand Islands International I
Wellesley Island and Collins Landing, New York, USA (St. Lawrence River - American Channel)
Bridgemeister ID:364
Structurae ID:0004777
O'Donnell ID:327
Coordinates:N 44.30333 W 75.98333
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, ADDS
Principals:Robinson and Steinman
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:800f
Side spans:2 x 350f

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by David Denenberg
1939 Bronx-Whitestone
The Bronx and Queens, New York, USA (East River)
Bridgemeister ID:191
Structurae ID:0000010
O'Donnell ID:839
Coordinates:N 40.80167 W 73.83
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, ARF, BAAW, BBR, BFL, BPL, GBD, SIX
Principals:O. H. Ammann, Allston Dana
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:2,300f
Side spans:2 x 735f

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1958 Three Nations Crossing (Cornwall-Massena International, Seaway International)
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada and Massena, New York, USA (St. Lawrence River)
Bridgemeister ID:325
Structurae ID:0003357
O'Donnell ID:999
Coordinates:N 44.98667 W 74.74
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:STL
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Notes
  • Renamed "Three Nations Crossing" effective January 1, 2000 in recognition of the Mohawks of Akwesasne
Photo by David Denenberg
1960 Ogdensburg-Prescott International (Seaway Skyway)
Ogdensburg, New York, USA and Prescott, Ontario, Canada (St. Lawrence River)
Bridgemeister ID:214
Structurae ID:0000540
O'Donnell ID:985
Coordinates:N 44.73 W 75.45667
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Modjeski & Masters
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:350.75m
Side spans:2
Photo by David Denenberg
1961 Throgs Neck
The Bronx and Queens, New York, USA (East River)
Bridgemeister ID:215
Structurae ID:0000534
O'Donnell ID:838
Coordinates:N 40.8 W 73.795
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:ARF, BCO, SIX, VNB
Principals:O. H. Ammann
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,800f
Side spans:2

Notes
Photo courtesy Ronald and Elizabeth Denenberg
1961 Triphammer (Fall Creek)
Ithaca, New York, USA (Fall Creek Gorge - Cornell University campus)
Bridgemeister ID:356
O'Donnell ID:324 (more: 324)
Coordinates:N 42.452017 W 76.486083
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:S.C. Hollister, William McGuire
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~270f

Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1964 Verrazano Narrows
Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York, USA (Verrazano Narrows)
Bridgemeister ID:219
Structurae ID:0000085
O'Donnell ID:833 (more: 833)
Coordinates:N 40.60667 W 74.045
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BBR, BC3, BFL, BOU, COB, CTW, GBD, LAB, SIX, VNB
Principals:Othmar H. Ammann, Whitney
Use:Vehicular (double-deck)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:4,260f

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
2002 Popolopen
Fort Montgomery, New York, USA (Popolopen Creek - Bear Mountain Park, Appalachian Trail)
Bridgemeister ID:951
O'Donnell ID:595
Coordinates:N 41.323017 W 73.989017
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Cleveland Bridge USA, Dorman Long Technology, Creative Pultrusions Inc.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:336f
Deck width:11f
Notes
Photo by Richard Ehrenberg Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Peter Sluszka, P.E. Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Bakertown vicinity, New York, USA
Bridgemeister ID:2060
Coordinates:N 43.402783 W 74.127383
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Suspended spans:1
(footbridge)
Broadalbin, New York, USA
Bridgemeister ID:246
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
(footbridge)
Esopus, New York, USA (Black Creek - Black Creek Forest Preserve)
Bridgemeister ID:251
O'Donnell ID:597
Coordinates:N 41.8211 W 73.96285
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:80f
Side spans:13f, 27f
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Hardenburgh vicinity, New York, USA (Beaverkill Creek - Mongaup Hardenburgh Trail)
Bridgemeister ID:2607
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire
(footbridge)
Montour Falls, New York, USA (L'Hommedieu Diversion Channel - Frederick L. Warder Academy of Fire Science)
Bridgemeister ID:1337
O'Donnell ID:320
Coordinates:N 42.34221 W 76.83645
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Niagara Falls, New York, USA (Niagara River - 2nd and 3rd Sister Islands)
Bridgemeister ID:649
References:HBE
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
(footbridge)
Plattsburgh, New York, USA (Saranac River)
Bridgemeister ID:1787
O'Donnell ID:1029
Coordinates:N 44.6991 W 73.449467
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2010)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:~210f
Side spans:2 x ~78f
(footbridge)
Shattuck Clearing vicinity and Long Lake vicinity, New York, USA (Cold River - Northville-Lake Placid Trail)
Bridgemeister ID:1637
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire

Notes
(footbridge)
Shattuck Clearing vicinity and Long Lake vicinity, New York, USA (Moose River - Northville-Lake Placid Trail)
Bridgemeister ID:1636
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire

Notes
(footbridge)
South Buffalo, New York, USA (Cazenovia Creek - Cazenovia Park)
Bridgemeister ID:868
Coordinates:N 42.84315 W 78.80165
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Works Progress Administration
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Notes
  • Constructed by WPA in 1930's, rebuilt 1989.
(footbridge)
Wanakena vicinity, New York, USA (Oswegatchie River Inlet)
Bridgemeister ID:1758
O'Donnell ID:1048
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2002)
Main cables:Wire (steel)

Notes
Photo by Bill Cole
(pipeline bridge)
Watertown, New York, USA (Black River)
Bridgemeister ID:2039
O'Donnell ID:326
Coordinates:N 43.9967 W 75.9336
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Pipeline
Status:Extant
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(suspension bridge)
Addison, New York, USA (Canisteo River)
Bridgemeister ID:272
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
Cuddebackville
Cuddebackville and Godeffroy, New York, USA (Neversink River)
Bridgemeister ID:1978
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Completed c. 1850, replaced c. 1900's.
Eva Howe Stevens (Rifle Range)
Ithaca, New York, USA (Fall Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:864
O'Donnell ID:323
Coordinates:N 42.454983 W 76.45545
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~180f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
Fink's
Little Falls, New York, USA (Mohawk River)
Bridgemeister ID:328
References:ONC
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
Folsom Landing
Riparius, New York, USA (Hudson River)
Bridgemeister ID:330
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Notes
Guymard
Guymard, New York, USA (Neversink River)
Bridgemeister ID:282
Status:Removed
Notes
  • Completed circa 1850. Deck failed, 1927.
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
Halfway Brook
Barryville and Eldred, New York, USA (Halfway Brook)
Bridgemeister ID:863
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • This is a different bridge than the better-known Delaware crossing between Barryville and Shohola, Pennsylvania. I saw a photograph of this bridge showing a short, squat suspension bridge with stone towers, probably not longer than 75 feet.
  • Was in use in 1917.
Mongaup
Mongaup, New York, USA (Mongaup River)
Bridgemeister ID:345
References:WDH
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Orange County Golf Club
Middletown, New York, USA (Wallkill River)
Bridgemeister ID:348
Coordinates:N 41.432753 W 74.374064
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:John A. Roebling Sons, Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:200f
Notes
  • Completed in 1926 or 1928. Now known as Orange Country Club.
Swing
Keeseville, New York, USA (Ausable River)
Bridgemeister ID:357
References:ONC
Status:Collapsed, 1842
Notes
  • Collapsed September 13, 1842 under weight of troops (ONC).
Swinging
Palenville, New York, USA (Kaaterskill Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:564
O'Donnell ID:599
Coordinates:N 42.17399 W 74.02395
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, 2011 (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:80f
Notes
  • Destroyed by flood following Hurricane Irene, 2011.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
Wellsburg & Lowman
Wellsburg and Lowman, New York, USA (Chemung River)
Bridgemeister ID:368
Status:Removed

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