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Black Bridge

Black Bridge

Black Bridge is a rehabilitated Pratt through truss bridge over Catskill Creek in Catskill, New York.

The 15Ā¾ mile Catskill Mountain Railroad was constructed in 1883 between Catskill Landing and Palenville. 1 The railroad occupied the bed of the former Canajoharie & Catskill Rail Road between Catskill Village and South Cairo which had been abandoned in 1842.

The Catskill Mountain Railroad was abandoned in 1918 and theĀ Catskill Creek bridge was reused for automobiles and then pedestrians. The crossing was restored in 2017 through a $2.24 million grant issued by the state in February 2014 to serve the Catskill Trail Loop. 2


  • State: New York
  • Route: Catskill Trail Loop
  • Type: Pratt Through Truss
  • Status: Active - Pedestrian
  • Total Length: 400 feet
  • Spans:


  1. Hudson, John. “The Catskill Mountain Railroad: An 1884 Inspection Report.” The Rip Van Winkle Flyer, no. 29, Winter 1997.
  2. Village of Catskill. Minutes of the Village of Catskill Board of Trustees. Compiled by Betsy Cothren, 12 Feb. 2014.

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