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Jay Bridge
NY-16-01
Jay, NY - Essex County

Photo of Jay Bridge in January 2009
Jay Bridge in January 2009

Photo of Jay Bridge Portal - January 2009
Jay Bridge Portal in January 2009

Jay Bridge after Rehabilition Project completed in 2007

Photo of Jay Bridge after Rehabilition Project completed in 2007
Photo by Barton & Loguidice, P.C.

Jay Bridge prior to Rehabilition Project completed in 2007

Photo of Elevaion view Jay Bridge
Jay bridge before June 12, 1997

Photo of Portal of Jay Bridge
Jay Bridge Portal - before June 12, 1997


Bridge Statistics
Region:  Adirondack
County:  Essex
Town:  Jay
Locality:  Jay
Position - Lat: 
Lon: 
N 44º 22.329'
W 73º 43.487'
Owner:  Essex County
Bridge Carries:  Bicycle/Pedestrian
Bridge Crosses:  East Branch AuSable River
Bridge Traffic:  Bicycle/Pedestrian
Truss Type:  Howe
Year Built:  1857
Builder:  George W. Burr
Last Rebabilitation Project:  Project Completed 2007
Structure Characteristics:  Length:  175'-0"
Width: 20'-9"
Lanes: 1
Posted Load: NA
Posted Vertical Clearance: 8'-0"
World Guide No.: 32-16-01
National Register of Historic Places Date:
Listed on State Register, will qualify for listing on National Register once it is put back across the Ausable River. Listing on National Register pending.

Description
This historical bridge built in 1851 is a Howe Truss with a span of 175 feet. It originally carried County Road 22 across the Ausable River, In June 1997 it was cut into four pieces and removed from its foundations by the county. A complete rehabilitation of the bridge was completed in 2007.

Photography
Bridge is easy to photograph in its present location in the Douglas Memorial Park. After the 2007 rehabilitation project the bridge is in a nice setting in the park. The bridge now has only pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

Parking
Parking in Douglas Memorial Park near bridge.



Photo of Jay Bridge after June 12, 1997   Photo of Jay Bridge portal after June 12, 1997
Photo of Jay Bridge portal after June 12, 1997   Photo of Jay Bridge truss after June 12, 1997
Jay Bridge photos after June 12, 1997



  
  
Jay Bridge photos October 3, 2004





Truss / Arch

Photo of Jay Bridge truss
Howe Truss

Location Map

Location map of Jay Bridge

Location
0.2 miles east junction NY9N/86 on road opposite NY86, then 0.1 miles right. The bridge is located in Jay in Essex County.

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