BEAR MOUNTAIN BRIDGE— BRIDGES OVER THE HUDSON
Title: BEAR MOUNTAIN BRIDGE— BRIDGES OVER THE HUDSON
Location: Yorktown Hart Library, 1130 Main St. Shrub Oak
Description: By Henry J. Stanton, a member of the board of the New York Bridge Authority and a 40 year veteran of New York State and local transportation agencies. 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 opened the floodgates to an era of American bridge construction. The presentation takes 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 prosperity of the modern Hudson Valley.
Start Time: 19:30