Category Archives: Mid-Hudson Bridge

Mid-Hudson Traffic Bridge, Poughkeepsie, NY, Leading to Roosevelt Memorial Library and Home

DIMENSIONS OF NEW BRIDGE

Corner Stone laid by Governor Alfred E. Smith, October 11th 1925.
Length, 3,000 feet Main span, 1,500 feet.
Shore span, each, 750 feet Poughkeepsie approach, 1,100 feet.
To cost over $6,000,000.

M-id-Hudson Traffic Bridge, leading to Roosevelt Memorial Library and Home, Hyde Park

Mid-Hudson Traffic Bridge, leading to Roosevelt Memorial Library and Home, Hyde Park

The Poughkeepsie approach consists of three small bridges over two streets and the New York Central tracks.  The Highland approach cut will consist of a twenty-foot concrete highway, the length of which will be a mile and a quarter.

New York State Bridge Authority Mid Hudson Region Points of Interest

NEW YORK STATE BRIDGE AUTHORITY Mid Hudson 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 Mid-Hudson Bridge crosses the Hudson River at Poughkeepsie and is part of U.S. Route 44 and N.Y. State Route 55. Mid-Hudson Bridge is connected on the east to the Taconic State Parkway by both Routes 44 and 55 and with the New York State Thruway on the west by Routes 9W and 299.

MID HUDSON REGION
15.       Wappinger’s Falls: Town is named for the spectacular cascade nearby.
16.       New Paltz: A group of Huguenot field houses are clustered here overlooking the Wallkill River. Here too are the Jean Hasbrouck House built in 1712 and the College at New Paltz, part of the State University.
17.       Poughkeepsie: State capital from 1777 to 1797. The Federal Constitution was ratified here in 1788. Other interesting places are the Clinton House built in 1767, ~home of the first governor and famous Vassar College.
18.       Hyde Park: The Franklin D. Roosevelt Nat’l Historic Site, birthplace, home and grave of the 32nd President, and the Vanderbilt Nat’l Historic Site, a pretentious 50-room marble mansion are most interesting.
19.       Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park: Complete out-door recreation facilities.
20.       Mills State Park: The Ogden Mills Mansion, 65-room building of French Renaissance style, with complete furnishings is an outstanding landmark.

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