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Albany County Rail-Trail - NY 85 Overpass

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Description 

Originally carried Delaware and Hudson Railroad. Part of the Slingerlands Historic District

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over NY Route 85 (New Scotland Rd) on Albany County Rail Trail (formerly Delaware and Hudson Railroad)
Location
Bethlehem, Albany County, New York
Status
Open to bicyclist and walker trail traffic. Gravel surface.
Future prospects
Will be rehabbed or replaced for rail trail use
History
Built 1912
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Albany & Susquehanna Railroad (A&S)
- Delaware & Hudson Railway (DH)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Main span: 85" deep pony plate girders skewed 60 degrees to the roadway
Girder side spans over sidewalks.
Due to the skew, some floorbeams are supported by steel pier bents.
Concrete deck with ballast
Dimensions
Total length: 78.0 ft.
Deck width: 48.0 ft.
Skew angle
60 degrees
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 14, 2012
Also called
Slingerlands Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.62957, -73.86422   (decimal degrees)
42°37'46" N, 73°51'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/593129/4720305 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
220 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
NYSDOT BIN 7032650
NRHP 00102000784 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
National Historic Register: 00102.000784
BH 72014 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 3, 2017: Updated by Z Fechten: Added Historic Register info
  • December 28, 2016: Updated by Z Fechten: Updated allowed traffic
  • April 28, 2016: New Street View added by Z Fechten