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New York State Bridge Authority Kingston Rhinecliff Region Points of Interest

NEW YORK STATE BRIDGE AUTHORITY Kingston Rhinecliff 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 Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge crosses the Hudson River about three miles north of the city of Kingston. N.Y. State Route 199 crosses the Kingston- Rhinecliff Bridge and makes a connection by way of this route with the Taconic State Parkway and the New York State Thruway. Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge is 7,793 feet long and was opened to traffic February 2,1957.
KINGSTON-RHINECLIFF REGION

21.       Kingston: “Gateway to the Catskills.” Of special interest is the Senate House (1676) where the state Senate met in its first session in 1777. Also of interest are the Old Dutch Church, and statues of Hudson, Clinton and Stuyvesant.
22.       Hurley: Quaint 18th century colonial village. The Van Deusen House served as the temporary capitol of New York in 1777 which is worthwhile.
23.       The Onteora Trail: Scenic State Route 28 along the north shore of Ashokan Reservoir (main source of New York City water) leads to the Catskill Mountains.
24.       Pine Hill: Near here is the New York State Conservation Department Belleayre Mtn. Chair Lift, up the side of 3420 ft. Mt. Belleayre-from this vantage point sweeping views of the Catskills may be obtained.
25.       Rhinebeck: Commercial Violet-anemone-delphinium growing center. The Beekman Arms believed to be the oldest hotel in the U.S. was established here in 1700.

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