The Gregarious Railfan
Railroad Bridges
A.H. Smith Bridge
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GPS:  N 42.50876, W 73.77499    

Scanner: CSX 161.070 [64]

Railroad: CSX Albany Division,  Castleton Sub

Railfan Access: Good view from the boat launch ramp at Schodack Island State Park N 42.49919, W 73.77602

Design: Truss Bridge

Total length: 5,255 ft

Clearance below: 139 ft

Description:  The Alfred H. Smith Memorial Bridge is a key railroad bridge over the Hudson River in upstate New
York, which enables traffic from the east to directly access Selkirk Yard on the west side of the Hudson.  The bridge
is owned by CSX Transportation and was originally built for the New York Central Railroad, which was subsequently
merged into the Penn Central and then Conrail before being acquired by CSX. The bridge forms part of the Castleton
Subdivision of CSX.
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