Most of Whipple's bridges were found along the Erie Canal as his bridge design replaced many older wooden structures. Over time, Whipple's bridges could be found in single or multiple spans throughout Northeast and Midwest.
|Whipple bowstring truss bridge at Vischer's Ferry. (Adam Prince - December 2006)|
|The Whipple bridge connects to the Towpath Trail within the Vischer's Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve. (Adam Prince - December 2006)|
|Normanskill Farm Bridge. (Doug Kerr - December 2006)|
The bridge was constructed in 1867 and moved to its current location in 1899. The bridge is originally thought to have come from Schoharie County but it is not 100% certain. This bridge was moved in order to carry the Albany and Delaware Turnpike over the Normanskill. Today, the bridge serves as a pedestrian bridge that is occasionally used by vehicles near the site of the former Stevens Farm.
A third Albany area Whipple designed bridge is located on the campus of Union College. It is part of a pedestrian walkway near the Achilles Rink. A fourth Whipple bridge, the Shaw Bridge in Claverack is located in Columbia County and will hopefully be restored and returned to use for pedestrian traffic. The Shaw Bridge is a rare double span bowstring truss and was constructed in 1870. It is believed to be the only remaining double span Whipple Bowstring Truss in the country.
- (1) Whipple, Blaine. "America's Railroads and Skyscrapers Indebted to Civil Engineer Squire Whipple." 1998.
- (2) Griggs, Jr., Frank. "The Whipple Bowstring Truss." Structure. January 2015.