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Wallkill Valley Rail Trail - Rosendale Trestle

Photos 

Photo taken by George Foster in April 2011

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BH Photo #215456

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Replaced a previous trestle constructed 1870-72. After closure as railroad bridge, briefly used for bungee jumping.

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Rondout Creek and Main Street on Railroad
Location
Rosendale, Ulster County, New York
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1895; closed to traffic in 1977; Rehabilitated and reopened to pedestrians 2013
Builders
- A. L. Dolby & Co.
- Carnegie Steel Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Iron/Steel Manufacturer)
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Rail-to-trail
- Wallkill Valley Railroad (WKVY)
Design
Pratt deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 940.0 ft.
Deck width: 6.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.84330, -74.08820   (decimal degrees)
41°50'36" N, 74°05'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/575698/4632780 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rosendale
Inventory numbers
NY 7041170 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 49747 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 2, 2018: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • March 31, 2018: Updated by Josh Schmid: Added reopening date
  • May 30, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • January 15, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • September 12, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builders & rail-to-trail category
  • September 29, 2011: Added by Jacob P. Bernard

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Jacob P. Bernard
  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • Luke
  • Josh Schmid - schmij5 [at] rpi [dot] edu

Comments 

Wallkill Valley Rail Trail - Rosendale Trestle
Posted October 11, 2014, by Anthony Casamassima (drsmith1966 [at] earthlink [dot] net)

This is such a great bridge to walk over. was up there 5 years ago