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NS - Union Street Overpass (W)


Street View 


Deck plate girder bridge over Union Street on Railroad
Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York
Open to traffic
Built 1906
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Delaware & Hudson Railway (DH)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Deck plate girder
Length of largest span: 36.7 ft.
Total length: 89.9 ft.
Also called
CP - Union Street Overpass
DH - Union Street Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.81626, -73.94164   (decimal degrees)
42°48'59" N, 73°56'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/586522/4740954 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NY 7203301 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 55375 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 4, 2019: Updated by Luke: Denoted as the Western of the two.
  • January 29, 2013: Added by Luke Harden


  • Luke


NS - Union Street Overpass (W)
Posted September 5, 2019, by Daniel

I'd call them (starting on the West) 1A, 1B, 2, 3. 1A and 1B appear to be connected so I'd call them the same bridge. I agree that 1B doesn't have rails.

No clue who owns them, just wanted to point out that 3 bridges is - IMO - the correct count.

NS - Union Street Overpass (W)
Posted September 4, 2019, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

I believe both west bridges were New York Central, the main line was 4 tracks in this area

NS - Union Street Overpass (W)
Posted September 4, 2019, by George A Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Daniel,if you look on street view it looks like the middle span is abandoned because of no track on it.Is it abandoned and who owns it?Do you know,Daniel?

NS - Union Street Overpass (W)
Posted September 4, 2019, by Daniel

Based on looking at Street View from under the bridge, I'd go as far as saying there are 3: the Western one that goes into the truss a little North (the Eastern side of which appears to have had the tracks removed), with a center girder, and then 2 separate Eastern spans. Driving along the road you can see sky above you in 2 different places.

NS - Union Street Overpass
Posted September 4, 2019, by Luke

Not a duplicate as there should be two entries, seeing as there's two sets of bridges on diverging tracks.