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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
Inventory numbers
NY 2222150 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 25886 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2011)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 27.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1997)
975

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: