The History of the Bear Mt. Bridge as it Turns 100
December 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm$10
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!