New York Roads - NY 3

The beginning of the route. The hump is supposed to be proportional to the size of the shield, not equal to the hump on the larger shield.

Oswego CR 3 EB where it meets NY 3. It's not a coincidence - CR 3 is former NY 3. But it's generally a bad and confusing idea to keep the same number on old and new alignments, especially when they intersect. It's a good idea to keep around 1960's shields with the state initials, even if the formerly white sign background was painted black. (You can tell as it fades.) Click on the shield for a closeup.

Replaced shields, original arrows, EB in Fulton.

And the other way, where at least the first shield is old.

After heading east for awhile, NY 3 turns north-south and crosses NY 104 again. This sad excuse for an assembly is in Mexico. 3 is mostly an east-west route, but the first photo from NY 264 NB proves that NY 3 officially changes directions within the eastern half of Oswego County.

EB north of Henderson Harbor and looking west from there at an unusual old shop.

Looking back southwest at an old NY 3 arch bridge on Chestnut Ridge Rd. south of Sackets Harbor.

This 18th-century structure is in Great Bend.

Sunset in the Carthage-Fort Drum area.

EB in same area, skipping NY 3's dip into Carthage by taking the 3A shortcut.

WB through Star Lake.

And EB.

NY 3 EB meets NY 30 NB in Tupper Lake. I do not, in fact, notice increased train traffic, what with the uncleared snow and lack of signals.

The head of Moose Pond Trail crosses the Saranac River on this truss bridge as I head east from Saranac Lake. I then present the color scheme of all Adirondacks Park signs, right down to the mile markers.

Old regulation at the WB entrance to an EB parking area.

Soper St. crossed the Saranac River south from NY 3 in Moffitsville from 1910 until about 100 years later, shortly before I arrived.

Fortunately, I am able to leap tall guiderails in a single bound and travel south on foot.

Looking northeast and southwest along the river from midspan.

Back north to my car.

Continuing east, NY 3 starts to pull away from the Saranac River as it comes to Harney Bridge Rd. in Cadyville.

I don't believe this was the home of Thomas Benedict IV, since he dates to the War of 1812 and this is supposedly being demolished, which would indicate it lacks historical interest. Just in case, here you go.

All things good and old are to the left.

Before NY 3 ends, here are two old Plattsburgh buildings on the north side, the Samuel Vilas Home and St. Peter's Church.

Old NY 3

Onto NY 481
Onto NY 104
Onto NY 30
To US 9
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