Ski Bowl Road Bridge Replacement

This locally administered federal aid project involved replacement design for the Ski Bowl Road Bridge over the Schoharie Creek. The existing 119-foot, single-span welded steel through-truss structure was constructed in 1935 and served as the entrance to the Hunter Mountain ski facility. An adjacent bridge east of the truss served as the exit from Hunter Mountain and had a 26-foot-wide clear bridge roadway with a 5-foot raised sidewalk along the east fascia. Our team investigated several design alternatives to address the geometric, structural, social, historic, environmental, and economic concerns associated with this site.

One alternative design option was to convert the existing truss bridge into a pedestrian bridge and construct a wider entrance structure similar to the existing exit bridge. This alternative successfully improved access to the Hunter Mountain ski facility while maintaining the historic features. Our team coordinated with the State Historic Preservation Office, as well as municipal and civic organizations, to help meet these goals. Erdman Anthony's design for the pedestrian bridge included options for a fully landscaped boulevard consisting of a tree-lined walkway with decorative pavement and ornamental lighting.

The walkway connects to an existing bike trail at the intersection with CR 83, and a decoratively paved crosswalk was provided at the intersection to clearly define the pedestrian/bike area. This locally administered federal aid project greatly improves both pedestrian and vehicular entry to the Hunter Mountain ski facility. As the closest big mountain to metro New York, safe and easy access to the resort is of paramount importance, especially during the busy winter season. 

Project Accolades

  • Project Awards
  • 2007 Silver Award - American Council of Engineering Companies, New York (ACEC)

Project Details

Location

Hunter, NY

Owner

Greene County Highway Department

Construction Cost

$2M

Project Contact

Sam Anthony, PE, F.ASCE
  • Sam Anthony, PE, F.ASCE
  • 585-427-8888 x 1081
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