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Wallkill River Bridge


Walkill River Bridge

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Pony truss bridge over Wallkill River on NY 17K in Montgomery
Orange County, New York
Open to traffic
Built 1940; rehabilitated 1982
Polygonal Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Length of largest span: 111.9 ft.
Total length: 230.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Ward's Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.52889, -74.23778   (decimal degrees)
41°31'44" N, 74°14'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/563589/4597751 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
NY 1014500 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26575 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 19, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 27, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 15, 2016: New Street View added by Ian Martin


  • Ian Martin
  • Geoff Hubbs


Wallkill River Bridge
Posted February 15, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)


You've probably already done this but, have you visited the town and county public works departments and asked to view the plaque? You may be surprised to find it is there. Often the various governmental agencies have poor communications and actions do not always follow a logical path.

If this approach does not succeed, I would ask the DOT who is responsible for the bridge. Once you learn this, ask to see the historical engineering and maintenance records, you may find the documentation you are looking for there.

Beyond that, you may try the company that did the rehab or you may have to go through government archives.


Art S.

Wallkill River Bridge
Posted February 15, 2016, by Susan L. Cockburn (cockburn [at] frontiernet [dot] net)

The Bronze WPA Marker was jackhammered off and stolen just around the time the bridge was repainted red after being refurbished. This took place around 2014 in the fall. I am trying to find the people or companies involved in its original creation to try and have the plaque restored and get the Bridge into Historic Preservation.

Any assistance or guidance would be greatly appreciated. It was reported to the NYS Police. They went to the Village of Montgomery Police who told the the NYS Police it was removed during the bridge repainting and would be replaced. I cross the bridge on foot constantly. It was removed AFTER the painting and didn't need to be removed to paint the bridge. The DOT has no record of asking it to be removed.

Any help?

Kindest Regards,

Susan Cockburn

730 River Road

Montgomery, NY 12549