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Near New Baltimore in Greene County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Recycled Plastic Bridge

 
 
Recycled Plastic Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, October 24, 2020
1. Recycled Plastic Bridge Marker
Inscription.  
This experimental bowstring truss is the world's first bridge made of recycled plastic lumber, and is comprised of 68,000 one gallon milk jugs. Built in October 2000, it was instrumented and load tested beyond 15 tons.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsEnvironmentScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 42° 27.602′ N, 73° 47.247′ W. Marker is near New Baltimore, New York, in Greene County. Marker can be reached from New York State Route 144 0.1 miles north of Nodine Mountain Road. Marker is .2 miles off NY 144 on the Hudson River Interpretative Trail. The trail starts at the Hannacroix Preserve, located 1 mile north of New Baltimore on the left as you travel north on NY 144. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Baltimore NY 12124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coeymans (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Coeymans (approx. 1.1 miles away); Catskill Mountains (approx. 2.4 miles away); Powell Patent
Recycled Plastic Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
2. Recycled Plastic Bridge Marker
(approx. 4.2 miles away); Henry Hudson (approx. 4.3 miles away); Henry Van Schaack (approx. 4.7 miles away); Stanton Hill (approx. 4.8 miles away); Hans Van Buren (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
Recycled Plastic Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
3. Recycled Plastic Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 22 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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