Help Preserve the Landmark Shaw Bridge in Claverack NY

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Jayda Ara
8 years ago
Preserve historic landmarks/bridges

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Leonid (Len) Stotzky
9 years ago
I grew up next to the bridge. -Crossed it every day in the 60s & 70s. -Remember when the guard rails were installed in early 60s (a welcome feature when cars and pedestrians were crossing on that narrow deck at same time). Memories, as kids, climbing on the bridge's stone supports; a display of one's courage was to climb the top spans from one side to other (amazing that our parents never caught us/thank god no one ever fell !). There's a survey marker on the center support/east side) visible from the bridge deck.Can't forget helping with historic house tours (as a Yorker) at the Schram's home on the other side of bridge. Too many stories to ramble about here. Always surprised to see postcards of Shaw bridge c.1900, being sold online. Guess that even back then, it was photo worthy. Don't let this be lost, when it can still be saved.

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John Sherman
9 years ago
The engineering design of this early bridge is notable

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D L
9 years ago
All historic buildings should be preserved and restored to their original state for future generations to enjoy.

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Peter Reiss
10 years ago
I believe that the bridge has historical value and I would see it as a really notable part of a route on which to walk -- for both immediate area residents and tose of us who live a little further out...

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Alice Palmisano
10 years ago
The bridge is our neighbor and we have been able to observe the number of visitors to this historic site.

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Abigail Westlake
10 years ago
This vital historic bridge is part of our country's heritage. It must be preserved.

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Linda H. Small
10 years ago
I used to live in the Berkshires and love that part of NY State. Old bridges can't be allowed to fall down. Let's save it.

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Peter Wright
10 years ago
I love Claverack and its history.

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BillieJune Mauro
10 years ago
Descendant of Whipple.