Kinderhook bridge closing for one month as of Monday
Bill Williams is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media a 92-year-old truss bridge in Kinderhook will be closed for a month to allow for needed repairs. The bridge that carries county Route 21 over the Kinderhook Creek is scheduled to be closed beginning Mon., Nov. 28, to fix the steel trusses, officials at the Columbia County Commissioner of Public Works office said. The bridge was originally scheduled to be closed beginning November 21, but was postponed for a week. The bridge will be closed to all traffic, including pedestrians and bicycles, while the work is being performed. Motorists who normally use county Route 21 to drive to Kinderhook are being asked to follow posted detour routes, which will send drivers along Route 9 and Route 9H. The work will run through December 30, according to the electronic message boards. The most recent inspection of the bridge in 2021 found it to be in poor condition, but it was allowed to remain open with no restrictions. The two-lane, 119.4-foot-long span was built in 1930. Maintenance was last done on the bridge 20 years ago. Read more at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.