Rt 208 bridge over former L&HR in Maybrook, NY

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walterconklin
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Rt 208 bridge over former L&HR in Maybrook, NY

Post by walterconklin »

Hello,

Does anyone know if Route 208 use to cross the L&HR at grade level in Maybrook, NY? If Route 208 did use to meet the L&HR at grade level, where the bridge is now in Maybrook, does anyone know when Rt 208 got elevated to cross over the former L&HR?

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Walter Conklin

CarterB
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Re: Rt 208 bridge over former L&HR in Maybrook, NY

Post by CarterB »

Not exactly sure, but historic aerials show it at grade 1957 overpass by 1959.
http://www.historicaerials.com/aerials. ... &year=2006" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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walterconklin
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Re: Rt 208 bridge over former L&HR in Maybrook, NY

Post by walterconklin »

Hello,

Prior to creating this thread, I consulted the historical topographical maps at http://www.historicaerials.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and could not tell whether Route 208 crossed the L&HR at grade.

Sincerely,
Walter

Paul Miller
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Re: Rt 208 bridge over former L&HR in Maybrook, NY

Post by Paul Miller »

Hi Walter,
there never was a grade crossing where Route 208 overhead bridge is now. It was put up in the 1930's

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