RAILWAY BRIDGE

Program
NYS Historic
Subject
Transportation
Location
221 Water St, Catskill, NY 12414, USA
Lat/Long
42.221412, -73.868070
Grant Recipient
Greene County Historical Society
Historic Marker

RAILWAY BRIDGE

Inscription

RAILWAY BRIDGE
COMPLETED 1882 AS FIRST OF
3 CROSSINGS OF CATSKILL CREEK
FOR CATSKILL MOUNTAIN RAILWAY.
TOOK STEAMBOAT PASSENGERS TO
SUMMER RESORTS IN MOUNTAINS.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2019

Located only a few hours from the bustling metropolis of New York City, is the small community Catskill, NY.  During the 1880s, Catskill was a lively community and attracted visitors who wanted to enjoy the beauty of nature. In 1882 this railway bridge was constructed for the Catskill Mountain Railway. The first of three crossings of the Catskill Creek, the bridge was crucial to transport passengers to summer resorts located in the Catskill Mountains. Two bridges still stand today, one now serves as a walking path and the other continues to be used for train travel.