Thursday, June 15 at 7:00 pm
Historical Society Program: Bear Mountain and the Bridges of the Hudson River
When the Bear Mountain Bridge opened in 1924 it was the longest suspension bridge in the world, the first large bridge built to carry automobiles and the first to rely on auto tolls to pay for its construction. It also opened the floodgates on an era of American bridge construction. On January 15th we will take a look at the history of the Bear Mountain Bridge, the historical significance of the site it occupies and the other unique crossings that followed creating the society and the prosperity of the modern Hudson Valley. Our guest will be Harry Stanton, a member of the board of the New York State Bridge Authority and a 40-year veteran of New York State and local transportation agencies. All are welcome, no registration.