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Bear Mountain in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bear Mountain Bridge

 
 
Bear Mountain Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 17, 2011
1. Bear Mountain Bridge Marker
Inscription.
Bear Mountain Bridge
The first highway bridge to span the Hudson River south of Albany
Begun March 24th 1923 – Opened Nov. 27th 1924
To all who
With thought labor and loyalty have
Contributed to the construction of
This bridge and highway
This tablet is inscribed

Total length of bridge 2257 ft.
Height of towers 355 ft.
Diameter of cables 18 ins.
Length of suspended span 1632 ft.
Clear height above river 153 ft.
Number of wires in each cable 7252

 
Erected 1924.
 
Location. 41° 19.197′ N, 73° 59.287′ W. Marker is in Bear Mountain, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on U.S. 202 0.2 miles east of U.S. 9W, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located on the Bear Mountain Bridge Administration Building at the west end of the bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Bear Mountain NY 10911, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bridge Builders (a few steps from this marker); A Strategic Location (a few steps from this marker); Popolopen Creek Trail to Fort Montgomery (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Clinton
Plaque on the Building image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 17, 2011
2. Plaque on the Building
Metropolitan N.Y. Historic
Civil Engineering Landmark
Bear Mountain Bridge
Designated by the Metropolitan Section ASCE 1985

American Society of Civil Engineers
Founded 1852
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Appalachian Trail (about 400 feet away); Fort Clinton’s Outer Redoubt (about 400 feet away); The British Attempt to Divide the Colonies during the War of Independence (about 400 feet away); The Historic 1777 & 1779 Trails (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Bear Mountain.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bear Mountain Bridge, New York State Bridge Authority. (Submitted on October 9, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Bear Mountain Bridge on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 9, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Bear Mountain Bridge Administration Building image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 8, 2011
3. Bear Mountain Bridge Administration Building
The marker is just right of center
The Bear Mountain Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 8, 2011
4. The Bear Mountain Bridge
Looking east. The mountain in the background, across the Hudson River, is known as "Anthony's Nose".
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 24 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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