. The street railway review . YONKERS BRIDGE AFTER THE WASHOUT. As far as can In- determined the washout was caused not by thevolume of water passing under the bridge but by the drainagewater passing through the gutters in Warburton Avenue. 1.ridge has aboul 50 ft span and consists of a 36 in. brickarch on concrete foundations with stone retaining walls amifacing—a type quite generally full,,wed for country and townbridges in this pari f the country, The structure was finished in May. [899, and cosl originally $24,000, h was buill by the county,but is understood to lie under the charge f the t

. The street railway review . YONKERS BRIDGE AFTER THE WASHOUT. As far as can In- determined the washout was caused not by thevolume of water passing under the bridge but by the drainagewater passing through the gutters in Warburton Avenue. 1.ridge has aboul 50 ft span and consists of a 36 in. brickarch on concrete foundations with stone retaining walls amifacing—a type quite generally full,,wed for country and townbridges in this pari f the country, The structure was finished in May. [899, and cosl originally $24,000, h was buill by the county,but is understood to lie under the charge f the t Stock Photo
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. The street railway review . YONKERS BRIDGE AFTER THE WASHOUT. As far as can In- determined the washout was caused not by thevolume of water passing under the bridge but by the drainagewater passing through the gutters in Warburton Avenue. 1.ridge has aboul 50 ft span and consists of a 36 in. brickarch on concrete foundations with stone retaining walls amifacing—a type quite generally full, , wed for country and townbridges in this pari f the country, The structure was finished in May. [899, and cosl originally $24, 000, h was buill by the county, but is understood to lie under the charge f the town of Green-burgh, which is responsible for it-- proper maintenance. Tile sides of tlie gulch are extremelj sandy and somewhat treacherous. .hedesign provided foi carrying the street drainage water in guttersto the center of the bridge where il passed through culverts t.. the brook below. in first -igns of tbe failure appeared at the base f an electriclight pole that had been recently placed in the sandy soil about. vu.w OF WASHOl 1 1 ROM ROADWAY. .4 ft. south of the southeast abutment of the bridge. During theheavy rain* the drainage water Milled around the pole ami sooniped a largi hi [his rap dlj 1 nlarged until i!i. p..le fell, starting at the same time the entire southeast cornerof the bridge, and material amounting to about 10 per cent idthe masonry structure -lid down the banks int.. tin stream. Theremaining parts stood intact with the exception of a broad crackthat developed longitudinally through tin center of the brick arch. I he ear tracks on the surface undoubtedly M-rc.l as a I , d in preventing the total collapse id the structure.Iln- commissioner of public works of Yonkers, who was also1 the engineers in the construction of the bridge, made tin-foil, , wing statement concerning the matter: After investigationwe find that t..r some tune a great volume of water from Warbur-ton Avenue has not been passing along the gutter t the culvertsprovided on the bridge, beca

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