Near New Baltimore in Greene County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Recycled Plastic Bridge
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 & Viaducts • Environment • Science & Medicine. A significant historical month for this entry is October 2000.
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 PatentHenry 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).
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 53 times since then and 19 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.