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New York State Bridge Authority Bear Mountain Region Points of Interest

NEW YORK STATE BRIDGE AUTHORITY Bear Mountain 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.

 


BEAR MOUNTAIN REGION

The Bear Mountain Bridge crosses the Hudson River south of West Point. It is part of U.S. Route 6 and 202. The Bear Mountain Bridge is a direct connection to Bear Mountain Park which is a major recreational area in southern New York State. Bear Mountain Bridge is 2,257 feet long and was opened to traffic November 26, 1924.
  
1.  Stony Point Battle Reservation: Here General “Mad” Anthony Wayne stormed and captured A British post. Historical Museum of interest.
2.  Bear Mountain and Harriman State Parks: Perkin’s Memorial Drive to the top of Bear Mountain, offers sweeping panoramas of the Hudson River and the Highlands. Complete recreational facilities for all outdoor sports are available.
3.  Forts Clinton and Montgomery: These two forts were part of a historic plan to defend the Hudson River against the British fleet during the days of the Revolutionary War.
4.  West Point: The U.S. Military Academy was founded here in 1802 to train officers for the Army. On a hill dominating the 16,000 acre reservation is Cadet Chapel. Restored Ft. Putnam, Battle Monument, Trophy Point and the Plains are of interest.
5.  Monroe: Old Museum Village of Smith’s Cove is a historical enterprise-it has almost endless variety in the thousands of items shown in more than 20 buildings.
6.  Goshen: The Hall of Fame of the Trotter is a museum dedicated to harness racing, over 100 trotting prints by Currier and Ives.

7.  Tarrytown: In the area are Sunnyside, home of Washington Irving; Philipsburg Manor, home of F. Philipse, built in 1683; and Dutch Reformed (Sleepy Hollow) Church, recently converted into a Nat’l Historic Site.

8.  Graymoor Village: Of interest is the Motherhouse of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement.

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