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New York State Bridge Authority Rip Van Winkle Region Points of Interest

NEW YORK STATE BRIDGE AUTHORITY Rip Van Winkle Region Points of Interest
 Source: Map of Five Hudson River Crossings; Rip Van Winkle Bridge, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Mid-Hudson Bridge, Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, Bear Mountain Bridge; New York State Bridge Authority (Pamphlet, Date Unknown- estimated to be pre-1980)
Information here is for archival purposes, and is not current.

The Rip Van Winkle Bridge crosses the Hudson River at Catskill and is part of N.Y. State Route 23 which is a direct connection between the Taconic State Parkway and the New York State Thruway. The bridge is 5,041 feet long and was opened to traffic July 2,1935.

RIP VAN WINKLE REGION

 

26.  The Rip Van Winkle Trail: State Route 23-A is also known as the scenic and historic route in the Catskill Mountains area.
27.  Palenville: Here is the legendary home of Washington Irving‘s famous character Rip Van Winkle.
28.  Haines Falls: Situated at the head of spectacular Kaaterskill Cove.
29.  Hudson: The city was named for Henry Hudson. It is the third oldest city in the state-once the home port of the whaling industry operated by New Englanders following the Revolutionary War.
30.  Coxsackie: Close by is the Bronch House built in 1663 which contains an interesting collection of fine Revolutionary period silverware…
31.  Kinderhook: Birthplace of President Martin Van Buren. Of interest is the House of History, an elegantly furnished residence of the early Federal era.
32.  Old Chatham: Nearby is the Shaker Museum, a compound of six separate buildings which hold exhibits of the Shaker sect.

New York State Bridge Authority Points of Interest

Source: Map of Five Hudson River Crossings; Rip Van Winkle Bridge, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Mid-Hudson Bridge, Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, Bear Mountain Bridge; New York State Bridge Authority (Pamphlet, Date Unknown- estimated to be pre-1980)
Information here is for archival purposes, and is not current.
The Hudson Valley has had a long and influential history -its history-its beauty has been well known to travellers for generations. Along the shores of the Hudson River are many places whose memories go back to Henry Hudson or “Rip Van Winkle.” Here too are fabulous playgrounds, rich in entertainment. Listed below are some of the places recommended for the traveller to visit.

NEW YORK STATE BRIDGE AUTHORITY

NEW YORK STATE BRIDGE AUTHORITY
Source: Map of Five Hudson River Crossings; Rip Van Winkle Bridge, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, Mid-Hudson Bridge, Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, Bear Mountain Bridge; New York State Bridge Authority (Pamphlet, Date Unknown- estimated to be pre-1980)
Information here is for archival purposes, and is not current.
The five bridges operated by the New York State Bridge Authority are located in the Hudson River Valley, one of the most beautiful and historic regions in the United States.
Henry Hudson discovered the Hudson River on his sail aboard the Half Moon in 1609. The Hudson River Valley was the scene of many critical battles in the Revolutionary War.
The scenic and historic attractions of the Hudson River Valley are within easy reach of the motorists.
The Taconic State Parkway on the east side of the River and the Palisades Interstate Parkway and the New York State Thruway on the west side of the River are connected by the five bridges operated by the Bridge Authority. Interstate Route 84, which is part of the Federal Interstate Highway system, crosses the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge.
The New York State Bridge Authority was created by an act of the State Legislature in 1932 to construct and operate bridges across the Hudson River. Members of the Authority are appointed by the Governor for five-year terms.
Dr. John L. Edwards, Chairman
Hudson
Ben J. Slutsky, Vice-Chairman
Ellenville
Harold D. Spencer
Clinton corners
Samuel V. Schoonmaker, Jr.
Newburgh
Milton Zwickel
Catskill
New York State Bridge Authority
Bridge Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York
Telephone: Area code 914-Globe 2-1370