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Albany Turnpike Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Doug Kerr

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BH Photo #178160

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over CSX Railroad on Albany Turnpike
Location
Columbia County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1909 rehabilitated 1943
Builder
- Berlin Construction Co. of Berlin, Connecticut
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Boston & Albany Railroad (B&A; BA)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
Design
Double-intersection Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 115.8 ft.
Total length: 118.8 ft.
Deck width: 16.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.6 ft.
Skew angle
61 degrees
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.41111, -73.52583   (decimal degrees)
42°24'40" N, 73°31'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/621299/4696475 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
East Chatham
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
775
Inventory numbers
NY 2222150 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 25886 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 82 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 7, 2014: Updated by CANALLER: Added Info.
  • September 22, 2010: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • September 22, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Added Pedimented portal bracing to Categories.
  • September 19, 2010: New photos from Doug Kerr

Sources 

  • Doug Kerr
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Cliff Darby - clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Albany Turnpike Bridge
Posted December 9, 2013, by CANALLER

That has to be a very recent picture. I was there this spring and the through truss was in place and intact, but had just received a significant downgrade in it's weight limit. It was one of a handfull of Berlin Const. products still in use.

The purists will be upset at the loss, but with only a single active track underneath, it could've easily been replaced with a simple box culvert. A new pony truss with that length and skew is a pleasant surprise.

Albany Turnpike Bridge
Posted December 9, 2013, by RFH (dhartzell [at] gmail [dot] com)

Note that as of Dec. 2013 the bridge depicted on this page has been removed and is being replaced by an entirely new structure. See recent snapshot below: