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Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge


Photo taken by Doug Kerr in January 2010


BH Photo #173941


Street Views 


Cantilevered through truss bridge over Hudson River on Berkshire Spur
Rensselaer County, New York, and Albany County, New York
Open to traffic
Built 1958; rehabilitated 1994; closed for emergency repairs June 2017; reopened July 2017
Cantilevered through truss
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.
Also called
Castleton Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.50941, -73.77340   (decimal degrees)
42°30'34" N, 73°46'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/600770/4707066 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
NY 5006599 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26677 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 70 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 5, 2019: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 29, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • October 24, 2017: New Street View added by Matthew
  • 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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Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge
Posted June 27, 2018, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Yes. Do not know. Try New York State DOT

Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge
Posted June 27, 2018, by Samantha (SAMANTHA [dot] STOUTENBURG [at] COMCAST [dot] NET)

Is there still construction on the bridge ? Is there still a line closed? If so, when will the work be completed. Thank you

Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge
Posted January 29, 2018, by Walter Clark (walterclarkballston76 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge that carries New York State Thruway's Berkshire Connector resembles the old Tappan Zee Bridge. Its design is almost quite similar to Tappan Zee Bridge's that also has a cantilever span,quite similar to the one on the old Tappan Zee Bridge, which was located about 200 miles south, (now being demolished), the new cable-stay bridge is replacing it, which also carried the New York State Thruway, except it is a bit shorter. Unlike the Tappan Zee Bridge that curved at each end on the bridge, the Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge, goes through a perfect straight line from one end of the bridge, to another.

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)


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.


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?