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.
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.