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Canajoharie or Palatine, Montgomery County

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Inventory Number: NY/32-29-03x
County: Montgomery County
Township: Canajoharie - Palatine
Town/Village: Canajoharie - Palatine Bridge
Bridge Name: Canajoharie or Palatine
Crosses: Mohawk River
Truss type: Unknown truss with arch
Spans: 2
Roadway Width:
Built: c1826
When Lost: 1901
Cause: Burned
Latitude: N42 54.58
Longitude: W074 34.26
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Directions: At Canajoharie.

Canajoharie, Montgomery County, NY Burned 1901
Trish Kane/Richard Donovan Collection

Canajoharie, Montgomery County, NY Burned 1901
David Stiles Collection

This two-lane bridge was built by the Canajoharie & Palatine Bridge Company around 1826. When the Schenectady & Utica Railway was built, the north span was raised to clear the tracks. Later, two iron Whipple truss spans were added to the Canajoharie side to span an area that regularly flooded. The covered portion burned in 1901.
Allen, Richard Sanders. Old North Country Bridges, 1983, page 50
Wilson, Richard R.. New York State's Covered Bridges, 2004, page 72

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