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Cortlandt Manor in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bear Mountain Bridge Toll House

 
 
Bear Mountain Bridge Toll House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 24, 2010
1. Bear Mountain Bridge Toll House Marker
Inscription.
This property has been placed on
the National Register of Historic Places by
The United States Department of the Interior
Dedicated on September 22, 2002
New York State
and
Town of Cortlandt

 
Erected 2002.
 
Location. 41° 18.09′ N, 73° 57.085′ W. Marker is in Cortlandt Manor, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on Bear Mountain Bridge Road (U.S. 6) half a mile north of Roa Hook Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cortlandt Manor NY 10567, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Smith (approx. half a mile away); Countess Lucille VI (approx. half a mile away); Jan Peeck Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Chaining the Hudson (approx. 1.2 miles away); Peekskill F.D.N.Y. Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Peekskill Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hudson River Reserve Fleet (approx. 1.7 miles away); Peekskill World War I Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cortlandt Manor.
 
Regarding Bear Mountain Bridge Toll House. Architecturally the Toll House is an excellent example for
Bear Mountain Bridge Toll House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 24, 2010
2. Bear Mountain Bridge Toll House
The marker is at the front corner of the building, low, near the ground
its time period and it is unique because of its use as a toll collection facility and home. The Bear Mountain Bridge, which opened to traffic on November 27, 1924, was the first bridge to span the Hudson River between Albany and New York City. The Harriman Family built it after the passing of a New York State legislative act in 1922 creating the Bear Mountain Hudson River Bridge Company. The private company also constructed Bear Mountain Road as a vehicular connection to the Bridge. The Road and Bridge were privately owned and tolls for such were collected at the Bear Mountain Road Toll House and at the Bridge itself. The one-story Tudor-style Toll House has a gabled slate roof, exposed timbers, and smooth stucco finish. The west bay of the Toll House housed the office and collection area for tolls. In 1940, the Bridge and Road were sold to the State of New York. Under ownership of the State, collection of tolls for the Road ceased and the Bear Mountain Road Toll House was essentially left vacant. In 1999, the State awarded a grant to the Town of Cortlandt for the restoration of the historic Toll House. It was rehabilitated, incorporating the latest environmental standards of design and operation. It is now a welcome center and access point to the Camp Smith Hiking Trail.
 
Also see . . .  Bear Mountain Bridge Road on Wikipedia.
Bear Mountain Bridge Toll House image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 24, 2010
3. Bear Mountain Bridge Toll House
(Submitted on October 29, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsRoads & Vehicles
 
Bear Mountain Bridge Toll House Sign image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 24, 2010
4. Bear Mountain Bridge Toll House Sign
Bear Mountain Bridge
Toll House
Information Center
Hudson Highlands State Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,099 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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