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Tioronda Bridge, South Avenue spanning Fishkill Creek, Beacon, Dutchess County, NY



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HB921452
General Oblique View, To West From South Bank

HB921453
Detail, South Abutment, View To West From South Bank

HB921454
General Oblique View, To East From South Bank

HB921455
Detail View, To Northeast From South Bank

HB921456
Detail, (left To Right) North And South Piers, View From West To Northeast

HB921457
Detail, (left To Right) North Abutment And North Pier, View From West To Northeast

HB921458
Detail, South Pier, View To Northeast

HB921459
Detail, West Side, North Truss

HB921460
East Side, Bowstring Trusses

HB921461
Detail, East Side, Northeast Truss, Showing Joint Of Inclined Post And Floor Beam

HB921462
Detail, East Side, Northeast Truss

HB921463
Detail, Shoe, Northeast Truss, North Pier

HB921464
Detail, Shoes, East Side, North Pier

HB921465
General View, Deck, View To North

HB921466
Detail, East Side Of Bowstring Members, View From South End Of Deck To Northeast

HB921467
Detail, West Side, Northwest And Center Trusses, View From Deck To Northwest

HB921468
Detail, Bowstring Top, West Side Of Span, South End

HB921469
Detail, Post And Cable Turnbuckle Connections, Southwest Truss, View From Deck To West

HB921470
Copy Of Engraving Of 'wrought Iron Arch Truss Bridge,' Pat


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Location
South Avenue spanning Fishkill Creek, Beacon, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-168
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-37).
Building/structure dates: 1873 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1955 subsequent work
National Register Number: 76001213
Significance: A rare surviving example of the iron "bowstring" arch truss bridge patented by Glass, Schneider, and Rezner on December 10, 1867, (Patent No. 71,868) and built by the Ohio Bridge Company, Cleveland, Ohio). Bridge utilizes the skewback (foot block) patented by Rezner on July 1872, (Patent No. 128,509). The Tioronda Bridge is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Related Names
Ohio Bridge Company
Rezner, William B.
Glass, John
Schneider, George P.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL OBLIQUE VIEW, TO WEST FROM SOUTH BANK
2. DETAIL, SOUTH ABUTMENT, VIEW TO WEST FROM SOUTH BANK
3. GENERAL OBLIQUE VIEW, TO EAST FROM SOUTH BANK
4. DETAIL VIEW, TO NORTHEAST FROM SOUTH BANK
5. DETAIL, (LEFT TO RIGHT) NORTH AND SOUTH PIERS, VIEW FROM WEST TO NORTHEAST
6. DETAIL, (LEFT TO RIGHT) NORTH ABUTMENT AND NORTH PIER, VIEW FROM WEST TO NORTHEAST
7. DETAIL, SOUTH PIER, VIEW TO NORTHEAST
8. DETAIL, WEST SIDE, NORTH TRUSS
9. EAST SIDE, BOWSTRING TRUSSES
10. DETAIL, EAST SIDE, NORTHEAST TRUSS, SHOWING JOINT OF INCLINED POST AND FLOOR BEAM
11. DETAIL, EAST SIDE, NORTHEAST TRUSS
12. DETAIL, SHOE, NORTHEAST TRUSS, NORTH PIER
13. DETAIL, SHOES, EAST SIDE, NORTH PIER
14. GENERAL VIEW, DECK, VIEW TO NORTH
15. DETAIL, EAST SIDE OF BOWSTRING MEMBERS, VIEW FROM SOUTH END OF DECK TO NORTHEAST
16. DETAIL, WEST SIDE, NORTHWEST AND CENTER TRUSSES, VIEW FROM DECK TO NORTHWEST
17. DETAIL, BOWSTRING TOP, WEST SIDE OF SPAN, SOUTH END
18. DETAIL, POST AND CABLE TURNBUCKLE CONNECTIONS, SOUTHWEST TRUSS, VIEW FROM DECK TO WEST
19. COPY OF ENGRAVING OF 'WROUGHT IRON ARCH TRUSS BRIDGE,' PAT. DEC. 10, 1867 BY OHIO BRIDGE COMPANY, CLEVELAND, OHIO. (COURTESY OF OHIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY ARCHIVES, COLUMBUS, OHIO)


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