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CSX - Wilbur Bridge


Photo taken by Joseph

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BH Photo #239216

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Parker through truss bridge over Rondout Creek on CSX RR
Kingston, Ulster County, New York
Open to traffic
Built 1903; replaced an 1882 structure
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Pennsylvania Steel Co. of Steelton, Pennsylvania
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Conrail (CR)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- New York, West Shore & Buffalo Railroad (NYWS&B)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- West Shore Railroad (WSH)
Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 269.7 ft.
Total length: 1,232.0 ft.
Also called
CSX - Rondout Creek Bridge
CSX - Rondout Viaduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.91075, -73.99927   (decimal degrees)
41°54'39" N, 73°59'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/582994/4640350 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kingston East
Inventory numbers
NY 7713340 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 52049 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 28, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 12, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 20, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 6, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • March 31, 2019: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 6, 2019: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 5, 2018: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • September 10, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • November 30, 2014: Updated by Ian Martin: Added common name
  • April 18, 2014: Updated by Clark Vance: Added builder
  • September 12, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • April 15, 2012: New video from Frank Hicks
  • April 12, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks

Related Bridges 


  • Frank Hicks
  • Youtube - 1969 Plymouth commercial - 1969 Plymouth TV ad featuring footage of the Wilbur Railroad Bridge
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Ian Martin
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com


CSX - Wilbur Bridge
Posted August 14, 2020, by Chester T Hartwell (chester50 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Originally the West Shore and Buffalo Railway.

The second photo shows the re-construction of the bridge as the first was too weak.

The line had to remain open as did the sipping land for schooners, hence the bridge's height.

To the right were the Wilbur bluestone shipping docks.