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Poesten Kill Bridge

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Looking northwest

Photo taken by Roger Deschner in August 2015

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #335695

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Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Poesten Kill on NY 2
Location
Rensselaer County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Replacement ongoing as of June 2021, only south chord remains
History
Built 1931; rehabilitated 1986
Design
Polygonal Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 95.1 ft.
Total length: 100.7 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.73278, -73.63111   (decimal degrees)
42°43'58" N, 73°37'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/612059/4732049 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Troy South
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
4,567
Inventory numbers
NY 1000190 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26702 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 60.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 10, 2021: Updated by Josh Schmid: Replacement has begun as of June 2021
  • September 22, 2020: Updated by Josh Schmid: Bridge scheduled for replacement in 2021
  • April 8, 2018: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • August 16, 2015: New photos from Roger Deschner
  • November 1, 2011: New Street View added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Josh Schmid

Comments 

Poesten Kill Bridge
Posted April 16, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Poesten Kill Bridge
Posted September 25, 2020, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Having photographed it myself, I don't understand why this bridge needs replacement. It's got a sufficiency rating of 60.8, and it's wide enough and strong enough for modern traffic on route NY-2. Rehabilitation, and perhaps widening, of the dilapidated sidewalk would be all that seems necessary at this time, for a basically sound bridge that is adequate for the traffic it carries.