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Catskill in Greene County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Burns-Curran Maintenance Facility

Rip Van Winkle Bridge

 
 
Burns-Curran Maintenance Facility Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2006
1. Burns-Curran Maintenance Facility Marker
Inscription.
This building honors the loyalty and dedication of Edward J. Burns and Aloysius H. Curran.

As newly hired toll collectors they were on duty at this bridge when it opened on July 2, 1935.

In 43 subsequent years of service, "Mr. Burns" rose to the position of Chief Operating Officer of the New York State Bridge Authority, in which capacity he served for more than 22 years.

In 41 years of service, "Switch" Curran became the manager of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge, A post he held for 16 years.

Together they represent outstanding examples and models for all those who devote their lives to the service of the people of New York State and the Hudson Valley.
 
Erected by New York State Bridge Authority.
 
Location. 42° 13.464′ N, 73° 51.334′ W. Marker is in Catskill, New York, in Greene County. Marker can be reached from New York State Route 23 0.4 miles east of Spring Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is a metal plaque, mounted at eye-level, directly on the Rip Van Winkle Bridge Authority Maintenance Building near the northwest corner of the building. Access to the marker is via the rest stop parking lot at this location. Marker is at or near this postal address: 99 New York Highway 23, Catskill NY 12414, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Burns-Curran Maintenance Facility Marker (<i>wide view; marker visible near corner of building</i>) image. Click for full size.
2. Burns-Curran Maintenance Facility Marker (wide view; marker visible near corner of building)
At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Olana Viewshed (approx. 1.2 miles away); Columbia County (approx. 1.3 miles away); Davis Hall (approx. 3.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); The Kiwanis Bicentennial Inspiration Fountain (approx. 4 miles away); 128th New York State Volunteer Infantry (approx. 4.9 miles away); Staats House (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Stone Jug (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Rip Van Winkle Bridge.
In 1991, a new maintenance facility was built behind the administration building with the same Dutch-colonial architecture as the main building. The new maintenance building was dedicated to Edward Burns and Aloysius Curran, original toll collectors at the "Rip" who worked for the Bridge Authority for over 40 years each. (Submitted on April 25, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Rip Van Winkle Bridge Administration Building (<i>adjacent to marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2006
3. Rip Van Winkle Bridge Administration Building (adjacent to marker)
Rip Van Winkle Bridge Toll Gate image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2006
4. Rip Van Winkle Bridge Toll Gate
Rip Van Winkle Bridge Dedication Plaque 1954-1955 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2006
5. Rip Van Winkle Bridge Dedication Plaque 1954-1955
Rip Van Winkle Bridge (<i>view from west plaza, near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2006
6. Rip Van Winkle Bridge (view from west plaza, near marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 25, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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