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Buskirk Bridge - NY-54-04 / NY-42-02
Buskirk, NY - Washington and Rensselaer Counties
Photo of Elevation view of Buskirk Bridge
Buskirk Bridge in June 2005

Photo of Portal of Buskirk Bridge
Buskirk Portal - June 2005


Buskirk Bridge in winter of 2002
Buskirk Bridge
Panorama of Buskirk Bridge
Buskirk Bridge Portal
Buskirk Portal


Buskirk Construction Project - February 2005

Bridge Statistics
Region:  Capital District
County:  Washington - Rensselaer
Town:  Hoosick
Locality:  Buskirk
Position - Lat: 
Lon: 
N 42º 57.480'
W 73º 25.979'
Bridge Carries:  CR 103 - Rensselaer County and
CR 59 - Washington County
Bridge Crosses:  Hoosick River
Bridge Traffic:  Vehicular
Truss Type:  Howe Truss
Year Built:  1857
Builder:  Peter Osterhauth, Charles Newman and James B. Roberts (Primary Firm) Charles Ingalls (Subcontractor)
Structure Characteristics:  Length:  160 ft.
Span:  152 ft.
Width: 16.6 ft.
World Guide No.: 32-58-04
National Register of Historic Places Date:
March 8, 1978

Description
This bridge is a Howe truss built in 1857. It is a single span of 152 feet. The bridge carries Rensselaer County Road 103 and Washington County Route 59. It crosses the Hoosic River between Washington and Rensselaer Counties making it the only historic covered bridge in New York spanning two counties.

Photography
The park on the north side of the bridge is an excellent area to take photographs of this bridge. Easy access under bridge on south side, good for underside and panoramic photos.

Parking
Parking available on the Rensselaer County side of bridge.

Additional Information
This bridge has been closed for over three year due to problems with the bottom chord. The construction project to rebuild the bridge is progressing in early 2005 with an anticipated opening of about May 2005.


Truss / Arch

Photo of truss of Buskirk Bridge
Buskirk Truss - June 2005

Photo of Buskirk Bridge Truss
Buskirk Bridge Truss

Location Map

Location map of Buskirk Bridge



Mapquest Location Map


Location
3.5 miles west of junction NY22 (north) on NY67, then 0.3 miles right on C103/59. At Buskirk, spans Hoosic River between Washington and Rensselaer Counties.

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