SAVE THE ICONIC SHAW BRIDGE

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HELP SAVE THIS WORLD FAMOUS BRIDGE

The Shaw Bridge is the best example of a Whipple Bowstring Truss Bridge, patented in 1841 by engineer Squire Whipple. His truss bridge design principles were published in his seminal 1847 book, A Work on Bridge Building. For the first time in the world, this book presented the correct methods of analyzing and designing safe, durable, and economical truss bridges. Hundreds of Whipple's Bowstring Truss bridges were built, but only nine survive. The 1870 Shaw Bridge is the only Whipple Bowstring still in its original location and the only double span.

New York State has granted $170,000 for restoration of the bridge, but there is still a need to match the grant with cash, in-kind services, and/or materials.

Please help today by clicking on the donate button or kindly mail a check to:
Claverack Pathways – Shaw Bridge Project
PO Box 360
Claverack, New York 12513

All donations are tax deductible. Claverack Pathways – Shaw Bridge Project of the Open Space Institute is a nonprofit public charity exempt from federal income tax under Sec. 501(c)(3)