Walden Veterans' Memorial Bridge

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Walden Veterans' Memorial Bridge
Walden High Bridge.jpg
The Walden Veterans' Memorial Bridge, known informally as the Walden High Bridge
Coordinates 41°33′40″N 74°11′41″W / 41.56111°N 74.19472°W / 41.56111; -74.19472
Carries Two lanes of NY 52
Crosses Wallkill River
Locale Walden, New York
Maintained by New York State Department of Transportation
ID number 000000001026680
Design Open spandrel concrete arch
Total length 225 feet (69 m)
Width 43 feet (13 m)
Opened 2005
Daily traffic 10,929[1]
Walden Veterans' Memorial Bridge map.gif
Location of bridge within Walden.

The Walden Veterans' Memorial Bridge, sometimes referred as the Walden High Bridge,[2][3] from its predecessor, carries NY 52 over the Wallkill River in the Orange County village of Walden, New York, United States. It is the more heavily used of the two bridges in the village.

The current bridge was built between 2003 and 2005 when its predecessor, a steel truss bridge built in the 1920s, had to be completely torn down due to severe deterioration of the support foundations. While construction was underway, traffic on Route 52 was diverted down Oak Street to the Walden Low Bridge. The new bridge features some architectural improvements, such as lighting and wide sidewalks on both sides.

The bridge was officially renamed in honor of the village's war veterans under state law passed in 2004.[4] Banners naming individual residents and commemorating their service flutter from the decorative lampposts along the bridge.


  1. ^ record #000000001026680 at National Bridge Inventory, retrieved July 7, 2007 from nationalbridges.com.
  2. ^ Newman, Marc; Images of America: Walden and Maybrook, Arcadia Publishing, Mount Pleasant, SC, 2001, ISBN 0-7385-0956-6, 16. Retrieved online via Google Book Search at [1] June 24, 2007.
  3. ^ Prince, Adam (March 3, 2007). "Gribblenation.com Roadtrips - New York's Shawangunk Mountains". gribblenation.com. Retrieved 2007-06-28. The next stop was to check out the then under construction NY 52 High Bridge in Walden. 
  4. ^ Chapter 490 of the Laws of New York, 2004; cited at New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs; 2004 Veterans Legislation Update; retrieved June 24, 2007.

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Coordinates: 41°33′40″N 74°11′41″W / 41.5611°N 74.1947°W / 41.5611; -74.1947