New York Roads - NY 9J


Near the top of NY 9J, an old alignment heads into someone's garage as Rensselaer CR 1 bears left. The driveway has a double yellow line, a dead giveaway. What I didn't think at the time was that it probably continued behind the garage. Aerial photos confirm an original bridge that was bypassed by the current alignment, so my next trip toward Albany will hopefully bring you photos of that.

Looking back north, the old alignment had to S-curve around the fence and the trees to rejoin the current alignment. It's not as drastic as it seems in this photo, but it's not a straight shot.

The pointy bridge in the foreground is the Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge, carrying the Berkshire Spur of the New York Thruway over the Hudson River. The round bridge in the background is the accompanying railroad bridge.

All southbound; I got tired of taking so many photos of old 9J shields into the sun. These three have the curly 9 that was abolished in the 1970's.

The only one of about five little blue historic signs that I was able to stop for in time and came out in the setting sun.

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