Waterford in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
Civil Engineering Landmark
Waterford, New York
Constructed: 1804 and 1909
Erected 2013 by American Society of Civil Engineers.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks marker series.
Location. 42° 47.343′ N, 73° 40.505′ 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 east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waterford NY 12188, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Bridge (here, next to this marker); Troy - Waterford Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Henry Knox Trail Saratoga County Bank (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Water Ford (about 600 feet away); Eagle Tavern Site (about 700 feet away); The Waterways that Shaped a Nation (approx. ¼ mile away); Waterford (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterford.
More about this marker. The Waterford Bridges were honored as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark on September 8, 2013 in Waterford in association with the closing of the annual Waterford Tugboat Roundup festivities.
Regarding Waterford Bridges. Troy Union Bridge Burned.
Collapse of Spans of 1804 Structure Dropped Firemen Into Hudson.
Special to The New York Times.
Troy, N. Y., July 10. - The Union Bridge, which spanned the Hudson River from Troy to Waterford, two and one miles above tidewater, was destroyed by fire this afternoon.
The old structure was built entirely of wood and was opened to the public in 1804. It has been in continual service since, although it was remodeled in 1860.
The fire was fanned by a stiff wind, and exploding gas pipes accelerated its spread and drove fire fighters from the bridge.
After a half hour's burning three spans dropped into the river and with them six members of the volunteer fire department. They were rescued with difficulty and escaped injury.
The bridge carried the Hudson Valley Railway tracks across the river and was largely used by automobile parties going to Saratoga and the Adirondack resorts.
Additional keywords. Lansingburgh 126th Street Bridge Closed
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on November 23, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 15, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.