Esopus Strainer    
On Sunday July 15 a kayaker drowned in this strainer, at a flow of 750cfs. In this picture the flow is 300cfs. Note that on the left side (river right) of the pier the current is nearly perpendicular to the strainer. On the right side (river left) the current is roughly parallel to the strainer. Here's a Google map showing the location of the bridge, and how straight the river is above the bridge. The river flows south at this point, from top to bottom on the map.