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Albany County Rail-Trail - Normans Kill Bridge


Normanskill RR bridge

Looking from west abutment

Photo taken by Z. Fechten in July 2012


BH Photo #248677


Albany County Rail Trail construction

The beginning of this video shows the Normanskill Bridge. It was taken during trail construction.

Fast forward to 1:30 for I-87 and US Route 9W over the Normanskill, and 6:30 for the bridge over Route 32.

Luizzi Brothers Contracting


Pratt through truss bridge over Normans Kill on Albany County Rail-Trail
Albany, Albany County, New York
Open to pedestrians and cyclists only
Built 1915, CP Rail proposed abandoning the line in 2003, purchased by Albany County in 2009, new deck for trail use placed in 2015.
- Penn Bridge Co. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
- Albany & Susquehanna Railroad (A&S)
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Delaware & Hudson Railway (DH)
Pratt through truss
Truss depth = 30 ft pin to pin
Trusses 16 ft apart
South truss members have heavier cross section. Records show that the bridge was built to be widened, and the south truss would have been the center truss of a three truss bridge.
Span length: 184.0 ft.
Total length: 184.0 ft.
Skew angle
45 degrees
Also called
DH - Normans Kill Bridge
A&S - Normans Kill Bridge
CP - Normans Kill Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.62613, -73.78371   (decimal degrees)
42°37'34" N, 73°47'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/599737/4720015 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
90 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 55544 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 3, 2021: Updated by Luke: Added builder and date
  • April 2, 2018: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • July 25, 2016: New photo from Z Fechten
  • April 6, 2016: New video from Z Fechten
  • February 17, 2016: Updated by Z Fechten: New deck and railings installed for trail use
  • December 29, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • April 1, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Rail-to-trail"
  • February 13, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Mapped

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