GREENPORT BRIDGE New York Beach Diving Guide for scuba divers.
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GREENPORT BRIDGE

DIRECTIONS:                                  (Southold, Suffolk County)

The Greenport Bridge is located on Long Island's north fork between Hashamomuck Pond and Mill Creek. Take the L.LE. to Exit 73, Old Country

Road. Drive east on Old Country into the town of Southold. Old Country will have changed into Main Road. The Railroad Bridge is located on the north side of the car bridge, .8 miles past Laurel Avenue. There is no good parking close to the bridge, but I was told that divers can access the spot either by a small boat, or with a short walk.

CONDITIONS:

The Greenport Bridge, or Railroad Bridge,

as it is sometimes called, is a good dive for those who like to muck around looking for old bottles, or even dishes. Why bottles and china are found at this location is unknown. The site was possibly once used as a dumping area. The bottom is mostly mud, so visibility is often poor. Even when visibility is good, the bottom gets mucked up easily. I would suggest that divers try to hover over the bottom, and when swimming, try to kick with their fins on a slight upward angle. There is a running current under the bridge that can either be avoided by diving during slack tide, or worked with by diving the small pond south of the bridge, and not directly under the trestle.

The rewards do sometimes justify the means. In this case, it's worth feeling your way around in zero visibility to reap the once plentiful supply of blob-top beer bottles dating back to the late 1800's.

 

 
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