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Stony Point State Park Bridge

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Stony Point State Park

Entrance to the park is through this stone archway. Bridge visible just through arch opening.

Photo taken by Bob Morgan in October 2014

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BH Photo #308386

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Description 

This bridge is on Battlefield Road to Stony Point State Park. It appears that it has been repurposed from an earlier use, as the ends show clear evidence of cutting torch.

The park is a National Historic Landmark.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over CSX Railroad on Battlefield Road
Location
Stony Point, Rockland County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Relocated from elsewhere in 1982/3; Rehabilitated 2016
Builder
- ANJAC Enterprises Inc. of Brooklyn, New York City, New York (2016 Rehabbers)
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Conrail (CR)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 61.7 ft.
Total length: 63.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.24107, -73.97668   (decimal degrees)
41°14'28" N, 73°58'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/585748/4566023 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Haverstraw
Inventory numbers
NY 7346320 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 64115 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 49 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 7, 2021: Updated by Luke: Corrected build date: Bridge was NOT installed at the same time as the Daughters of the Revulotion Memorial Archway
  • January 6, 2021: Updated by Roger Deschner: Updated build date to 1908, based on archway cornerstone
  • November 16, 2014: Added by Bob Morgan

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Comments 

Stony Point State Park Bridge
Posted January 7, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

NBI with an incorrect date??? I can't imagine! (Cue sarcastic eye-rolling)

Stony Point State Park Bridge
Posted January 7, 2021, by Luke

The bridge WAS erected here in 1982-3, replacing a wooden bridge: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/163445076/

Where it came from: I'm working on finding that out.

Stony Point State Park Bridge
Posted January 7, 2021, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

Maybe I can write a Mystery Bridge article in the Chronicles and get the word out. Perhaps some sources may shed some light on the bridge in hopes to solve this case....

Stony Point State Park Bridge
Posted January 6, 2021, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

NBI says the bridge was built in 1985, but I just posted a photo of it I took in 1983. It's clearly the same bridge.

The cornerstone of the archway shows a date of 1908. The bridge was likely put there as part of the same project. It may have been provided by the NY Central RR as their contribution to the battlefield park. They might have found a surplus plate girder bridge in their inventory, cut it down to the length needed, and put it in over their tracks. It's previous use may have been to carry trains, suggested by its massive structure. It's narrow width and state of deterioration also suggests a 113 year old structure, not a 36 year old one.

Looking for more historical background on this one. Perhaps in the archives of the NY State Parks.

As for the future, it appears to just need a really good coat of paint.