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Southern Catskills Roadtrip

I took a short one day trip with Charles Slater around the Southern Catskill Mountains in the middle of May 2005.  There is a lot to explore throughout the Catskills and this trip shows a few of the hidden highlights from the trip.

Wurts Street Bridge - Kingston:
  

The Wurts Street Bridge is a 1921 vintage suspension bridge that once carried US 9W.  On a sunny spring day, the bridge really looks impressive with its surroundings.




Roundout Creek and the Conrail Bridge.
Old NY 28 Bridge over Esopus Creek:
 

The next stop is a closed pony truss bridge that once carried NY 28 over Esopus Creek near Mount Tremper.  Fortunately, there is great access at the bridge to get some close looks at the bridge's condition and how it was constructed.



Nissen Road Bridge over the Esopus:

 
Our final stop is the abandoned and rapidly deteriorating truss bridge that carried Nissen Road over the Esopus.  This bridge, which could easily fall into the creek at any moment, is heavily barricaded to prevent autos and pedestrians.  Oddly enough, the former bridge is a popular stop for kayakers to utilize as a launch/landing point.  The bridge was built by the Owego Bridge Company in 1895.  The bridge was destroyed, most likely due to flooding from Hurricane Irene, in the fall of 2011.







All photos taken by post author - May 2005.

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