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Black Bridge


Photo taken by Doug Kerr

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BH Photo #272800

Street Views 


Pratt through truss bridge over Catskill Creek on Pedestrian Walkway in Catskill.
Catskill, Greene County, New York
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
A grant of $2-1/2 Million to repair and re-open this bridge was officially awarded by N.Y.S.
Built 1882 to serve foot traffic and the Catskill Mountain Railroad, Railroad service ended 1918.
- Catskill Mountain Railroad (1882-1885) (CMRR; CMRy)
- Catskill Mountain Railroad (1916-1919)
- Catskill Mountain Railway (1885-1916) (CMRR)
Wrought iron four span pin-connected Pratt through truss.
Total length: 440.0 ft.
Also called
CMRR - Catskill Creek Bridge #1
CMRR - Black Bridge
First Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.22171, -73.86904   (decimal degrees)
42°13'18" N, 73°52'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/593338/4675012 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hudson South
Inventory number
BH 48838 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 16, 2021: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 11, 2021: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • April 28, 2020: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • December 10, 2018: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • December 10, 2018: Updated by Luke: Edited railroads per forum comment.
  • November 16, 2017: Updated by Luke: Updated status: Bridge is re-opened after rehab
  • October 12, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 6, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 16, 2014: Updated by CANALLER: Added Info.
  • January 13, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Canajoharie & Catskill Railroad", "Railroad", "Rail-to-trail", "Pin-connected"
  • May 31, 2011: Added by Nathan Holth

Related Bridges 



Black Bridge
Posted December 10, 2018, by Luke

Thanks Chester.

Black Bridge
Posted December 10, 2018, by Chester Gehman (gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge was never associated with the Canajoharie & Catskill RR. The C&C went belly-up in 1842, only made it to Cooksburg, just over the Albany County line and a long way from Canajoharie.

There never was a Catskill Mountain and Cairo RR. The Cairo RR, which ran from Cairo Junction on the Catskill Mountain RR to Cairo was chartered as a separate corporation in 1884 until it was merged with the CM under a reorganization in 1916.

Catskill Mountain Railroad 1882-1885

Catskill Mountain Railway 1885-1916

Catskill Mountain Railroad 1916-1919

Source: "Rip Van Winkle Railroads" by William F Helmer, Howell-North Books, 1970

Black Bridge
Posted November 16, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)


Black Bridge
Posted November 16, 2017, by Sally A Bender (billysgirl5182015 [at] gmail [dot] com)

the bridge is fixed and now reopen

Black Bridge
Posted August 6, 2016, by Jeff Stark (jstark [at] nonsensenyc [dot] com)

Black Bridge is closed. I read somewhere it got hit hard by Irene. I'm adding a couple of pictures.