Lyman and Rapallo Viaducts on Air Line

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Lyman and Rapallo Viaducts on Air Line

Postby choess » Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:27 pm

These are the two wrought-iron bridges near East Hampton that are now buried intact in fill. The Lyman Viaduct was 137 feet high, while the Rapallo Viaduct was only 60 feet high.

There seems to be tremendous confusion as to what the two bridges actually looked like. The c. 1905 postcard included in the National Register of Historic Places nomination for the Rapallo Viaduct (labeled "Repello Viaduct" by the photographer; see here) shows a high bridge that looks like the postcard of the Lyman Viaduct immediately below. By contrast, there's a picture here that doesn't look much like the others (except for the odd trusses right under the deck) that's supposedly a picture of the Rapallo Viaduct, and is much more consistent with the height and size of that bridge. Can anyone positively differentiate between the two?

[topic edited-thanks, Noel, I'm confusing my projected-to-Poughkeepsie and projected-to-Fishkill lines]

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Re: Lyman and Rapallo Viaducts on CNE

Postby Noel Weaver » Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:48 pm

These viaducts were on the Air Line and not the CNE which was both north and west. The CNE never went west of the Connecticut River.
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