The Bear Mountain Bridge is Turning 100

by NEW YORK DIGITAL NEWS



The Bear Mountain Bridge is Turning 100

Upon completion in 1924, the Bear Mountain Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world – and the first Hudson River automobile crossing south of Albany.

At nearly a half mile in length, the bridge enables Route 6, Route 202 and the Appalachian Trail to cross the Hudson between Bear Mountain State Park in Orange County and the town of Cortlandt in Westchester Counties.

Its construction would lead to the creation of the Taconic State Parkway, and the northern extension of the Bronx River Parkway.

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