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New York State Bridge Authority Newburgh-Beacon Region Points of Interest

NEW YORK STATE BRIDGE AUTHORITY Newburgh Beacon 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 Newburgh-Beacon Bridge crosses the Hudson River between the cities of Newburgh and Beacon. The Newburgh-Beacon Bridge is part of Interstate Route 84 which is part of a network of Interstate highways extending throughout the country. Newburgh-Beacon Bridge is connected to the Taconic State Parkway and the New York State Thruway . The Bridge is 7,855 feet long and was opened to traffic in November 1963.

NEWBURGH-BEACON REGION


9.    Monticello: The Monticello Raceway offers night harness racing-June through September. Close by is Cimarron City reproduction of the “Old West.”
10.  Vail’s Gate: Temple Hill marks the site of the “Temple of Virtue” used for worship by the Continental Army in 1783.
11.  New Windsor: Here is the Knox Headquarters State Historic Site, residence of General Henry Knox during the years 1782-1783.
12.  Newburgh: The surrounding area is rich in Revolutionary War background. The Hasbrouck House of 1750 was General Washington’s headquarters from April 1782 to August 1783. It was from here that he wrote his stern rebuke of one of his officers who had suggested that he become “King.”
13.  Beacon: The City received its name from the signal fires which warned Revolutionary armies of the presence of British troops. Here too are the Madam Brett Homestead and the inclined railway on Mt. Beacon.
14.  Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park: Complete facilities available for outdoor recreation including winter sports.

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