Rating:
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Berkshire Spur Bridge

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Photo taken by Doug Kerr in January 2010

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BH Photo #173941

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Hudson River on Berkshire Spur
Location
Rensselaer County, New York, and Albany County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1958; rehabilitated 1994
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 600.1 ft.
Total length: 5,330.0 ft. (1.0 mi.)
Deck width: 66.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 32.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.50639, -73.76333   (decimal degrees)
42°30'23" N, 73°45'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/601602/4706743 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Delmar
Inventory numbers
NY 5006599 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26677 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 54.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
13,742

Update Log 

  • October 22, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 7, 2015: New photo from Jack Schmidt
  • November 1, 2011: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • August 24, 2010: New photo from Doug Kerr

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Comments 

Berkshire Spur Bridge
Posted October 22, 2016, by Samantha (Samantha [dot] stoutenburg [at] comcast [dot] net)

Is there currently work being done on the bridge ? Is there still a lane closed ?

Berkshire Spur Bridge
Posted March 3, 2012, by Marc (mrscotti [at] dot [dot] state [dot] ny [dot] us)

Bob:

The Castleton-On-Hudson Bridge (the correct name) is part of the N.Y.S. Throughway system, which has no weight restricted bridges. If you were to pull out of the G.E. dock with a 300-Ton transformer, you'd have a problem. But standard tractor-trailer loads are well within the bridge's capacity. Note that tandems are limited to 2 trailers in N.Y.S., not 3 as in some other states.

Marc

Berkshire Spur Bridge
Posted March 3, 2012, by Bob Dupuis (bdupuis [at] jpnoonan [dot] com)

What is the maximum weight allowed over the bridge with tractor trailers?