Waterford in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Troy - Waterford Bridge
The Union Bridge was built in 1804 and was the first bridge crossing the Hudson River north of New York Harbor. The timber covered structure was destroyed in a fire on July 10, 1909. The original stone piers of the Union Bridge are encased in the concrete piers that support the existing Troy - Waterford Bridge.
A model of the timber framing was constructed to test the load bearing capacity of the original covered bridge. This model and the original toll house sign are on display at the Waterford Museum.
Erected by Hudson River Improvement Fund, the Village of Waterford, J. Bert Mahoney, Mayor, & Merle H. Doud, Historian.
Location. 42° 47.364′ N, 73° 40.539′ W. Marker is in Waterford, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Broad Street (New York State Route 4), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This marker is one part of a three-sided kiosk in the Waterford Village park at the bridge in Waterford. Marker is in this post office area: Waterford NY 12188, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gen. Henry Knox Trail (within Waterford Bridges (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Waterford Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lock 2 Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Flight of Five Locks (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Matton Shipyard (approx. 0.8 miles away); Herman Melville (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterford.
Also see . . . The Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center. (Submitted on September 22, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Man-Made Features • Roads & Vehicles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 22, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.