Schoharie Bridge

    Schoharie Bridge

    The Schoharie Bridge is a circa 2003 steel tied arch crossing that carries NY Route 990V across Schoharie Creek in Gilboa, New York.


    History

    The first Schoharie Bridge, a one-lane truss, was constructed at Gilboa 1 as part of the erection of the Gilboa Dam and Spillway and the Schoharie Reservoir for New York City. 2

    Construction of the new Schoharie Bridge began in March 2002 by D. A. Collins Construction, opened to traffic on August 21, 2003, and dedicated on September 5. 1 The $3.9 million bridge, replaced as part of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Upstate Bridge Reconstruction Program, was financed by the DEP as it crossed a portion of their reservoir.

    The new crossing was built to be three feet higher than the previous bridge, which had its deck submerged in January 1996 during a major flood. 1 In addition to being physically wider, the new crossing was built as a single span with no pier to eliminate scouring and debris build-up that was experienced at the old bridge site.

    Schoharie Bridge


    Information

    • State: New York
    • Route: NY Route 990V
    • Type: Steel Arch
    • Status: Active - Automobile
    • Total Length: 225 feet

    Sources

    1. Michaels, Ian. “New Schoharie Bridge Officially Opened On Route 990V In Gilboa, NY.” New York City Department of Environmental Protection, 5 Sept. 2003.
    2. Stoner, Gerry. “Construction of the Berm.” Gilboa Historical Society, vol. 14, no. 3, Fall 2012, pp. 36-38.

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