Sunday, June 11, 2017

Erie Viaduct over Moodna Creek

(Bridge Hunter, no Historic Bridges, Satellite (85 photos))

A Roger Puta Photo
Erie Lackawanna freight NY-97 is about to cross Moodna Viaduct on the Graham Line near Highland Mills, New York on April 25, 1970. The bridge remains in use today. Roger Puta photo.
Randy Geep Bradley The bridge was constructed between 1904 and 1908 by the Erie Railroad as part of the Graham Line and was opened for service in January 1909. The trestle spans the valley for 3,200 feet and is 193 feet high at its highest point, making it the highest and longest railroad trestle east of the Mississippi River. The open design of the trestle was used to reduce wind resistance and is a major reason why the trestle is still in service today. The viaduct crosses Orrs Mills Road north of the creek and Otter Kill Road south of the creek.
Attribution: Daniel Case, License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)
HAER NY,36-SALMI.V,1--1 from LoC
1. Jack Boucher, photographer, April 1971. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE. - Erie Railway, Moodna Creek Viaduct, Moodna Creek, Orrs Mill Road, Salisbury Mills, Orange County, NY

Antonio Perito posted
Moodna viaduct built in 1909 by the Erie Railroad. Now services metro north and Norfolk Southern. It is the highest and longest railway trestle east of the Mississippi in the US.

Steven J. Brown posted
Painfully early in the morning, Metro North GP40FH-2 4900 (built 1966 as CRI&P 350) shoves an inbound NJ Transit train from Port Jervis across Moodna Viaduct (opened 1909 - highest and longest railroad trestle east of the Mississippi River) near Salisbury Mills, New York - May 7, 2021.
Steven J. Brown shared
Steven J. Brown shared

River Rail Photo posted
Gotta Do What Ya Gotta Do. A derailment in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in prior days caused Norfolk Southern Corp Train 20W (Ashland Avenue Yard - Chicago, IL [BNSF] Croxton, NJ, NS 9912, Dash 9 leading) to become the first "stack" train to travel over Moodna Viaduct in Cornwall, New York in 12 years on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. The train was routed from Binghamton, NY to Suffern, NY over the "Souther Tier Line" which is owned by NS but leased to other entities, and over NJ Transit to Croxton Yard in Jersey City, NJ via the Bergen County Line utilizing trackage rights. Unfortunately, that night a NYS&W train derailed in Deposit, NY, which caused the route to be blocked and no further detours due to this incident were operated. In April of 2019, a derailment at Wyomissing Junction, PA caused one train to be detoured over this bridge, the only other stack train to travel this route since.
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