Bridge L-158 Project

by Dec 15, 2017Projects1 comment

December 2017,


The GBHO unveiled the sign which acknowledged the local retired train bridge’s entrance onto the National Historic Register of Places. Trustee Jim Moreo spearheaded this project and spoke to the group that was gathered.  

crowd listening to speaker

Trustee Jim Moreo dedicating signpost


The L-158 bridge started its life as one-third of the bridge spanning the Rondout Creek in Kingston, NY.

Rondout Bridge, Kingston NY

When the Muscoot Reservoir was constructed, by flooding the Muscoot Creek, a larger bridge was needed to span this body of water. The Muscoot Creek was a much narrower waterway. The railroad company purchased the bridge and brought a section of it to Golden’s Bridge in 1904.

Jim explained when the reservoir was lowered years ago, Native American fish weirs were discovered.

Weirs are stone walls in a body of water that direct fish to areas where they are easy to catch.


The L-158 bridge was placed on the National Historic Register in 1978. 


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Goldens Bridge sign

Thank You

to the
American Legion
Post 1734
for their donation
that facilitated
the purchase
of the sign pole
in memory of
Mr. Lew Catone
Old Golden’s Bridge

1 Comment

  1. RG

    It is the only remaining double-intersection Whipple truss railroad bridge in New York. That’s why it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. We are very lucky to have this bridge.


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