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CSX - Highland Falls Bridge

Photo 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

View this photo at archive.org

BH Photo #360523

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Lattice through truss on the CSX River Subdivision (former Conrail River Line and NYC West Shore Route). Crosses a difficult section of shoreline where presumably cutting or filling was prohibitive.

Facts 

Overview
Lattice through truss bridge over Hudson River Shoreline on CSX River Subdivision
Location
Highland Falls, Orange County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1883
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- New York, West Shore & Buffalo Railroad (NYWS&B)
- West Shore Railroad (WSH)
Design
Lattice through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.37150, -73.96097   (decimal degrees)
41°22'17" N, 73°57'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/586892/4580519 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 62019 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 14, 2016: New photo from Luke
  • August 14, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 30, 2014: Updated by Ian Martin: Added approximate build year
  • July 27, 2014: Added by Ian Martin

Comments 

CSX - Highland Falls Bridge
Posted August 31, 2017, by Steven (stevenwilliamson68 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Why was this section of shoreline difficult for the railroad?