Unpaved road leads to blocked bridge in Murray

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 June 2015 at 12:00 am

An occasional series off the beaten path

Photos by Tom Rivers

MURRAY – Orleans Hub has highlighted some of the dirt roads in Orleans County and we found another one recently. A section of Hindsburg Road south of Route 104 lacks pavement.

This photo shows the spot  on Hindsburg Road where the pavement ends. It’s a section of the road between East Transit Church Road and West Brockville Road. This photo was taken looking south.

There aren’t very wide shoulders on this road. Wildflowers are close by, however.

The canal bridge over Hindsburg Road was built in 1911 but has been closed in recent years. I was surprised to see how much vegetation has spread and encroached on the bridge.

New York State doesn’t want anyone exploring by the old bridge.