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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.