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October 2005 - Adirondacks Trip

In October 2005, I did a brief explore trip in the Adirondacks.  I pretty much took NY 22, NY 9N, and NY 8 to the Riparius bridge and back to Albany via I-87.  My entire flickr set from the trip can be found here.

NY 22:

North of Whitehall, NY 22 does offer some scenic views.  I pulled over along the shoulder near an open field to capture some nice views.



NY 8:


From Route 9N to Interstate 87, NY 8 is a fairly scenic drive with a number of turnouts for a variety of scenic vistas.



 The top two photos are of North Pond.



Riparius Bridge:


The highlight of the journey was the then recently new Riparius Bridge that carries Route 8 over the Hudson River.  The bridge was barely two years old when I took these photos.  I had wanted to come back to this spot since my trip earlier that April with Chris and Doug.  I wasn't able to take photos of the bridge because my camera died and I ran over the curb and got a flat tire.

The two lane through truss bridge opened in 2003.  It replaced a narrow camelback truss bridge that had been in existence since 1919.  The new bridge allows for pedestrian and bike crossing and allows for excellent views of the Hudson River.


I was also fortunate to catch a glimpse of the Upper Hudson River Railroad Excursion Train that ended in Riparius.  The Upper Hudson River Railroad would run until 2010 when service ended.  It has since been replaced by the Saratoga and North Creek Railroad which continues rail service northwards to North Creek and has a southern terminus at the Saratoga Amtrak Station.

All photos taken by post author - October 4, 2005.


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