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US 9W - Popolopen Creek Bridge


US 9W Popolopen Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Ian Martin in April 2010

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BH Photo #309523

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Two truss lines of this bridge date from 1916; the other two were built in 1937 when this bridge was widened.


Deck truss bridge over Popolopen Creek on US 9W in Fort Montgomery
West Point, Orange County, New York
Open to traffic
Built 1916 with two truss lines; widened to four truss lines in 1937; rehabilitated 1992
Pratt deck truss
Length of largest span: 135.8 ft.
Total length: 608.0 ft.
Deck width: 43.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.32351, -73.99000   (decimal degrees)
41°19'25" N, 73°59'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/584526/4575162 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
NY 1007150 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26569 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 63 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 25, 2022: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • March 3, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added description and details to history showing that bridge is from both 1916 and 1937
  • July 22, 2021: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • December 14, 2020: New photo from Josh Schmid
  • May 27, 2020: New photo from Chester Gehman
  • May 27, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 5, 2018: New photo from Dave King
  • December 6, 2014: Photo imported by Ian Martin
  • June 5, 2007: Posted photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell

Related Bridges 



Popolopen Creek Bridge
Posted June 17, 2008, by George Ballou, P.E. (grbpe2008 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Difficult to photograph-- but FUN to inspect...UBIU access required.

My crew didn't do this one.

I worked this Region in 1992, withmy Cocker Spaniel, Buffy and Per Helwig, P.E.

Popolopen Creek Bridge
Posted September 19, 2007, by braine (wbraine [at] hvc [dot] rr [dot] com)

This bridge just got a red flag from NYS inspectors; apparently there are cracks in the trusses. Being fixed this week.

Popolopen Creek Bridge
Posted September 11, 2007, by JO (joakabridgefreak [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I think these type of trusses are fascinating but hard to photograph. I had to climb on trusses of a deck pratt truss to get awesome pics[#5718 kettle river MN] These are great pics!!!! Watch for #5718 pics!!!