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

Bear Mt. Bridge

 
 
Bear Mt. Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 16, 2012
1. Bear Mt. Bridge Marker
Inscription.  
It opened in 1924.
At the time it was the
worlds longest
suspension-bridge
at 2,257 feet.

It was built by the
Harriman family
in 1910, and sold
to NYS in 1940.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
 
Location. 41° 19.108′ N, 73° 59.224′ W. Marker is in Bear Mountain, New York, in Rockland County. Marker can be reached from New York State Route 9 W, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on a walking trail through the zoo at Bear Mountain State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bear Mountain NY 10911, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anthonys Nose (here, next to this marker); Ancient Canyon (here, next to this marker); Railroads (here, next to this marker); Scenic Road (here, next to this marker); Hudson River (here, next to this marker); Dunderberg Mt. (here, next to this marker); Iona Island (here, next to this marker); River Docks (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bear Mountain.
 
Marker in Bear Mountain State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 16, 2012
2. Marker in Bear Mountain State Park
The Bear Mountain Bridge can be seen behind the marker.
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Bear Mountain Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 16, 2012
3. Bear Mountain Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 3, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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