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

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

Postby walterconklin » Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:24 am

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.

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

Postby CarterB » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:06 am

Not exactly sure, but historic aerials show it at grade 1957 overpass by 1959.
http://www.historicaerials.com/aerials. ... &year=2006
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Re: Rt 208 bridge over former L&HR in Maybrook, NY

Postby walterconklin » Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:42 pm

Hello,

Prior to creating this thread, I consulted the historical topographical maps at http://www.historicaerials.com and could not tell whether Route 208 crossed the L&HR at grade.

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

Postby Paul Miller » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:50 pm

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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