Poughkeepsie Bridges

Description

Historical photos of the Mid-Hudson (FDR) Bridge & the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge (Walkway over the Hudson).

Title

Poughkeepsie Bridges

Items in the Poughkeepsie Bridges Collection

Perspective View of Eastern Tower
Illustration of the east tower of the Mid-Hudson Bridge.

Sinking of the Caisson
The sinking of the caisson for the tower construction.

Construction of the Towers
A view of the construction of both towers.

Catwalks & East Approach
A view of the construction catwalks and the eastern bridge approach construction.

"Cables Completed"
A view from the cables, prior to roadway construction.

Roadway Construction
A view of the roadbed construction.

Suspension Cables
From the main cable to the roadway.

View of the Bridge After Completion
A view from the eastern bank of the Mid-Hudson Bridge, Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge visible in the background.

Mid-Hudson Bridge
Color illustration of the completed bridge.

Western Tower
View of the completed western tower of the Mid-Hudson Bridge.

Proposed Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge
An illustration of the proposed Poughkeepsie RR Bridge.

Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction
Construction, western side of the Hudson.

Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction
Construction, view from the west side of the Hudson.

Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction
Construction of the approach.

Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction
Construction of the Bridge, view from the east side of the Hudson.

"The New Hudson River Cantilever Bridge at Poughkeepsie N.Y."
Illustration of the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge, compliments of Adriance Platt & Co.

Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction
View of the river looking north, with bridge construction approaching the shorefront.

Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction
From the west shore, caissons under construction.

Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction
Construction - from river; pier on shore.

Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction
Construction - from river; pier on shore.

Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction
Construction - from river; pier on shore.

Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction
Construction - from river; pier on shore.

Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction
Construction - from river; pier on shore.

"A Great Day for Poughkeepsie"
Reprint from the Poughkeepsie New Yorker/advertisement for Sedgwick Machine Works.

Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction
Construction - with diver in left foreground.

Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction
View of the waterfront from the bridge during construction.

"Poughkeepsie Bridge"
Illustration of the bridge released by the construction company that built it, the Union Bridge Company.

Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction
Railroad at the scene of construction ground level view.

Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction
Construction of the bridge.

Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction
Construction of the bridge, view from the eastern shore.