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Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge


Photo taken by Doug Kerr in January 2010


BH Photo #173941

Street Views 


I-90 rerouted through Albany (1977?) resulting in much reduced traffic counts


Cantilevered through truss bridge over Hudson River on NYS Thruway Berkshire Spur
Rensselaer County, New York, and Albany County, New York
Open to traffic
Built 1958; rehabilitated 1994; closed for emergency repairs June 2017; reopened July 2017
Cantilevered Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 600.1 ft.
Total length: 5,330.0 ft. (1.0 mi.)
Deck width: 66.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 32.8 ft.
Also called
Castleton Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.50941, -73.77340   (decimal degrees)
42°30'34" N, 73°46'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/600770/4707066 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
NY 5006599 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26677 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 70 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 16, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • June 29, 2021: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • December 15, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 28, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 5, 2019: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 29, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • October 24, 2017: New Street View added by Matthew
  • October 22, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 7, 2015: New photo from Jack Schmidt
  • November 1, 2011: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • August 24, 2010: New photo from Doug Kerr

Related Bridges 


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  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com


Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge
Posted June 27, 2018, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Yes. Do not know. Try New York State DOT

Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge
Posted June 27, 2018, by Samantha (SAMANTHA [dot] STOUTENBURG [at] COMCAST [dot] NET)

Is there still construction on the bridge ? Is there still a line closed? If so, when will the work be completed. Thank you

Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge
Posted January 29, 2018, by Walter Clark (walterclarkballston76 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge that carries New York State Thruway's Berkshire Connector resembles the old Tappan Zee Bridge. Its design is almost quite similar to Tappan Zee Bridge's that also has a cantilever span,quite similar to the one on the old Tappan Zee Bridge, which was located about 200 miles south, (now being demolished), the new cable-stay bridge is replacing it, which also carried the New York State Thruway, except it is a bit shorter. Unlike the Tappan Zee Bridge that curved at each end on the bridge, the Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge, goes through a perfect straight line from one end of the bridge, to another.

Berkshire Spur Bridge
Posted October 22, 2016, by Samantha (Samantha [dot] stoutenburg [at] comcast [dot] net)

Is there currently work being done on the bridge ? Is there still a lane closed ?

Berkshire Spur Bridge
Posted March 3, 2012, by Marc (mrscotti [at] dot [dot] state [dot] ny [dot] us)


The Castleton-On-Hudson Bridge (the correct name) is part of the N.Y.S. Throughway system, which has no weight restricted bridges. If you were to pull out of the G.E. dock with a 300-Ton transformer, you'd have a problem. But standard tractor-trailer loads are well within the bridge's capacity. Note that tandems are limited to 2 trailers in N.Y.S., not 3 as in some other states.


Berkshire Spur Bridge
Posted March 3, 2012, by Bob Dupuis (bdupuis [at] jpnoonan [dot] com)

What is the maximum weight allowed over the bridge with tractor trailers?