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CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge

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Photo taken by Doug Kerr in January 2010

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Description 

Note: Span length is approximate. Longest truss span 610 feet, shorter truss span is about 405 feet.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Hudson River on CSX Transportation
Location
Rensselaer County, New York, and Albany County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1924
Design
Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 610.0 ft.
Total length: 5,255.2 ft. (1.0 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.50816, -73.77383   (decimal degrees)
42°30'29" N, 73°46'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/600737/4706927 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Delmar
Inventory numbers
NY 7006580 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26693 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 16, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added approximate span length.
  • August 24, 2010: New photos from Doug Kerr

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CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 18, 2014, by Don Morrison

Treespassers may be breaking the law, but forum readers are getting "pun"ished.

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 17, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

With this thread, the forum is branching out in new directions.

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 17, 2014, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

You saps need to take this site more seriously....

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 17, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

My friend Rob says this is a clear cut case of Tree-son!

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 17, 2014, by Matt Lohry

All this tree banter is making me tired; I'm bushed! It just might bush me over the hedge...but, if I can stick it out, I'll be just pine...

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 17, 2014, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

It's overindulging our senses of yewmor, not a conetest...

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 17, 2014, by Zachary S

I think you're clearly winning... should I concede treefeat?

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 17, 2014, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

Are you oakusing us of going too fir?

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 17, 2014, by Zachary S

You're all barking mad, I say! It makes me pine for simpler times, when everyone could cedar own problems and get help before they decided to make threads about such amusing topics, with no one at the elm of this sinking ship. We should act like mature adults; even my dogwood act dignified on such an important site.

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 17, 2014, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

To elminate, or at leafst treeduce the possibiltree of this happening again, the original treespassing poster should take treesponsibility!!!

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 17, 2014, by Matt Lohry

Oak-ey dokey, maybe the trees wouldn't cause trouble by passing on the bridge if they weren't so knotty...

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 17, 2014, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

That stems from our inability to nip it in the bud...

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 17, 2014, by Matt Lohry

Ok, now you're just branching out into other areas!

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 16, 2014, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

But if, either ignoring the danger, or as a consequence of it, a tree passes on the Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound???

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 16, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Standard railroad policy: All Treespassers will be turned into ties.

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 16, 2014, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

Any evidence against me was planted anyway

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 16, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

They probably should just leaf... Or make like a log and split!

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 16, 2014, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

Somebody's gonna get sycamore o' these puns...

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 16, 2014, by Matt Lohry

Maybe they oughta go out on a limb...

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 16, 2014, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

Wooden that be nice?

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 16, 2014, by Matt Lohry

I think if they try, they can get to the root of the problem...

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 16, 2014, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

Serves 'em right, though. They shouldn't have lumbered onto the bridge anyway...

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 16, 2014, by Robert Elder

Maybe they would be too petrified to try...

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 16, 2014, by Matt Lohry

And then fall into the river and get waterlogged...

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 16, 2014, by Patrick Feller (nakrnsm [at] aol [dot] com)

They could get bushwhacked...

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 15, 2014, by Matt Lohry

I can sure see how it could be dangerous for trees to pass on this bridge...

CSX - Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge
Posted December 15, 2014, by Anonymous

Private property dangerous, no treespassing