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Kingston in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Rondout Creek Suspension Bridge

 
 
The Rondout Creek Suspension Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2012
1. The Rondout Creek Suspension Bridge Marker
Inscription.  
Between the 1840s and early 1920s ferries were used to transport people and vehicles across the Rondout Creek. The last was a chain ferry affectionately nicknamed the “Skillypot”, Dutch for tortoise, apt for both its appearance and speed. This bridge replaced the ferry in 1921 and served as an important link in the New York . . . Albany truck route until the New York Thruway opened in 1954. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the elegant example of suspension bridge construction now serves mainly local traffic.
 
Erected by Kingston Urban Cultural Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 41° 55.066′ N, 73° 58.974′ W. Marker is in Kingston, New York, in Ulster County. Marker can be reached from W Strand Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located on the Kingston water-front. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingston NY 12401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Island Dock (a few steps from this marker);
Marker at the Kingston Waterfront image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2012
2. Marker at the Kingston Waterfront
The Delaware and Hudson Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); 20th New York State Militia (within shouting distance of this marker); Sampson Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis Caterino (within shouting distance of this marker); The West Strand (within shouting distance of this marker); Rondout (within shouting distance of this marker); New York States Heritage Area System (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
More about this marker. The left side of the marker contains a photo of the suspension bridge under construction.
 
The Rondout Creek Suspension Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2012
3. The Rondout Creek Suspension Bridge Marker
The bridge can be seen behind the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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Jul. 12, 2020