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Canalway Trail - Schoharie Creek Bridge



Photo taken by Doug Kerr in December 2004

BH Photo #174110


Street View 


Route 5S has been permanently rerouted onto the adjacent railroad bridge, which was rehabilitated. This bridge, already weak, was further damaged by Hurricane Irene in 2011. It had been down to a single lane due to truss deterioration. This bridge now carries the Canalway Trail, swapping roles with the stronger RR bridge which was not damaged by Irene and now carries Route 5S.


Polygonal Warren through truss bridge over Schoharie Creek on Canalway Trail in Tribes Hill
Montgomery County, New York
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1929 by American Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1991; damaged by storm and converted to pedestrian/bicycle use in 2015
- American Bridge Co. of New York
3 span Polygonal Warren through truss with alternating verticals
Length of largest span: 174.9 ft.
Total length: 532.8 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.93694, -74.28056   (decimal degrees)
42°56'13" N, 74°16'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/558700/4754063 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tribes Hill
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
NY 1002940 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26324 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2008)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 54.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 11, 2021: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 8, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 7, 2016: Updated by Roger Deschner: Now only open to pedestrians and bicycles
  • February 7, 2014: Updated by CANALLER: Added Info.
  • August 25, 2010: New photo from Doug Kerr

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Schoharie Creek Bridge
Posted July 5, 2016, by Matt C (mgccunning [at] aol [dot] com)

This bridge has been converted to bike path duties. The flooding in 2011 apparently compromised the safety for vehicular traffic. The adjacent retired railroad bridge was refurbished to now handle the traffic of rte 5s. The approaches are now blocked off. only bike traffic and walkers.