Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge

Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge

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Description
A continuous open-deck truss bridge crosses the Hudson river between East Kingston and Rhineback in New York state. The bridge is designed by David B. Steinman and was originally planned as a similar suspension bridge as the Mid Hudson Bridge some thirty kilometers downstream. The river banks did not provide enough stability and bedrock for the anchorages, so the design was changed to a truss bridge. The construction began on 1st of July 1954 and was completed two and a half years later, in February 1957. The main spans are 244 meters and the side spans 152 meters long. Including approch ramps the bridge is 2,375 meters. The piers are made of reinforced concrete and lift the deck 46 meters above the river surface. The trusses and two lane deck are made of steel. Approximately 20,000 vehicles cross the bridge every day. #David_B_Steinman #Deck_Truss #Hudson_River #Hudson_River_Crossings #Kingston #NY_199 #NYSBA #Rhinecliff
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