• Where was this bridge in Loyd, NY?

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General discussion about fallen trolley and interurban lines in North America, past and present.

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  by BM6569
 
Hi, I'm posting this question for my brother who lives near the town of Loyd.

Where was this bridge located that is pictured in this old postcard on ebay?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... EF:US:1123

My brother would like to explore the location but needs to know where that bridge was.

Thanks for your help, Warren
  by RussNelson
 
That's an interesting photo. I know of only one place where the trolley line would have crossed the Maybrook line as pictured (odd that the Maybrook line wasn't double-tracked). It's on New Paltz Road, right here:
http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.73519,-73.98065&z=19&t=S
Trouble is that the Maybrook line was down in a cut at that point. It could also be here, except that the road passes over the Maybrook line on a concrete bridge, not as pictured at all:
http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=41.73664,-74.00652&z=17&t=S

I know of only those two locations where the one railroad crossed the other.
  by CarterB
 
Russ, from the 1903 map of the NorthEast Quadrant of the Newburgh, NY Quadrangle, it shows the New Paltz and Poughkeepsie Electric RR crossing the Central New England RR at about your second point. The angles of road and trestle seem right, also.