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Powers, Nichols Montgomery

Blenheim Bridge
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: BridgesEra: 1850-1859DateCreated: 1855Schoharie Creek (No longer)GilboaState: NYZip: 12076Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/Blenheim-Bridge/Creator: Powers, Nichols Montgomery , Blenheim Bridge Company

Nicholas Montgomery Powers built the bridge. It was first constructed behind the village, then taken apart and reassembled over the stream. Some residents questioned the idea of re-constructing it, but Powers was so confident of the bridge's durability that he sat on the roof when the final trestles supporting it were removed. From his perch he reportedly said: "If the bridge goes down, I never want to see the sun rise again!"

YearAdded:
1983
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Doug Kerr (CC BY-SA 2.0)Image Caption: The view entering the Blenheim Bridge, before it was destroyed.Era_date_from: 1855
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