Flier for History of Bear Mountain Bridge

The History Of The Bear Mountain Bridge

Upon completion in 1924, the Bear Mountain Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the
world – and the first Hudson River automobile crossing south of Albany. At nearly a half mile in
length, the bridge enables Rt. 6 and Rt. 202 to cross the Hudson between Orange and Westchester
Counties. Its construction would lead to the creation of the Taconic State Parkway, and the
northern extension of the Bronx River Parkway. Even the Appalachian Trail crosses the river on
the Bear Mountain Bridge!

Join us at the museum, with historian Frank Goderre, for a discussion of the iconic Bear
Mountain Bridge, featuring rarely seen photographs (many from his personal collection) that
demonstrate the fascinating story of how the bridge came to be built, by whom, and how it has
served the Hudson Valley over the past 100 years!


16 Dec 2023


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm



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Lincoln Depot Museum
10 South Water Street, Peekskill, NY 10566