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Posted: 04/29/19 08:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi all

I'm bringing a new fifth wheel to our campground on Saturday. I'm concerned about the Taconic parkway underpass at Jackson Corners Road in Elizaville, does anybody know the height of that underpass? Would a 13.5' FW fit under it?


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I would not bring my fifth wheel on the Taconic. I believe it is limited to passenger vehicles and some of the bridge heights are less than 13'. My camper is 13'2".

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David_and_Chris wrote:

I would not bring my fifth wheel on the Taconic. I believe it is limited to passenger vehicles and some of the bridge heights are less than 13'. My camper is 13'2".

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Sorry David, maybe I wasn't clear, I'm driving on Jackson Corners Road and going under the Taconic. I was curious of the clearance for that underpass.

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David_and_Chris wrote:

I would not bring my fifth wheel on the Taconic. I believe it is limited to passenger vehicles


That is correct. Passenger cars and light trucks only. Many clearances are very low.

scootsk wrote:

Sorry David, maybe I wasn't clear, I'm driving on Jackson Corners Road and going under the Taconic. I was curious of the clearance for that underpass.


Google StreetView doesn't show any clearance signs on the underpass itself (sometimes a good way to check). Is Route 2 (Jackson Corners Rd) shown on a Trucker's Atlas as a truck route? If so, you should be OK.


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mkc wrote:

David_and_Chris wrote:

I would not bring my fifth wheel on the Taconic. I believe it is limited to passenger vehicles


That is correct. Passenger cars and light trucks only. Many clearances are very low.

scootsk wrote:

Sorry David, maybe I wasn't clear, I'm driving on Jackson Corners Road and going under the Taconic. I was curious of the clearance for that underpass.


Google StreetView doesn't show any clearance signs on the underpass itself (sometimes a good way to check). Is Route 2 (Jackson Corners Rd) shown on a Trucker's Atlas as a truck route? If so, you should be OK.


Actually went under it yesterday at 4:00 am. Looked high enough but I don’t want to find out the hard way. I actually did the whole route on google maps street view on Sunday. But I just wanted reinforcement for piece of mind.

It’s also my understanding that in New York that all bridges under 14’ must be marked. So am I to assume that it is 14’ or over?

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Could always call local DOT and ask for engineering with your question/dilemma.


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Where are you coming from? I see LI in your signature, but is that where your coming from and traveling East to West? Just wanted to try and help you out to possibly avoid it if I could.


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I’m a seasonal in Copake. When I travel I leave from there. What a joy not to deal with the city. I’m bringing my old 5th wheel to camping world and returning with the new one. I went under the overpass on Monday morning and in the dark it seemed very high. I’ve towed a TT for a friend taking that route but it’s was not even close to 13’4”.

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You might also find this helpful: https://member.coach-net.com/members/pdfs/LowClearanceBridgeInfo.pdf


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Planning on being up that way on Sunday, as we have a place in Ancramdale, but if I can go by before that, I will check it out and let you know. So you plan on working your way over to Rt 199 and over the bridge to Kingston, correct?

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