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CSX - Wilbur Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Joseph

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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BH Photo #239216

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Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Rondout Creek on CSX RR
Location
Kingston, Ulster County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1903; replaced an 1882 structure
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Conrail (CR)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- New York, West Shore & Buffalo Railroad (NYWS&B)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- West Shore Railroad (WSH)
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 269.7 ft.
Total length: 1,232.0 ft.
Also called
CSX - Rondout Creek Bridge
CSX - Rondout Viaduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.91075, -73.99927   (decimal degrees)
41°54'39" N, 73°59'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/582994/4640350 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kingston East
Inventory numbers
NY 7713340 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 52049 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 12, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 20, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 6, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • March 31, 2019: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 6, 2019: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 5, 2018: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • September 10, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • November 30, 2014: Updated by Ian Martin: Added common name
  • April 18, 2014: Updated by Clark Vance: Added builder
  • September 12, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • April 15, 2012: New video from Frank Hicks
  • April 12, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Frank Hicks
  • Youtube - 1969 Plymouth commercial - 1969 Plymouth TV ad featuring footage of the Wilbur Railroad Bridge
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Ian Martin
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

CSX - Wilbur Bridge
Posted August 14, 2020, by Chester T Hartwell (chester50 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Originally the West Shore and Buffalo Railway.

The second photo shows the re-construction of the bridge as the first was too weak.

The line had to remain open as did the sipping land for schooners, hence the bridge's height.

To the right were the Wilbur bluestone shipping docks.