Bear Mountain Bridge HDR
The Bear Mountain Bridge is a toll suspension bridge in New York State, carrying U.S. Highways 202 and 6, as well as the Appalachian Trail, across the Hudson River between Rockland and Orange Counties to the west and Westchester and Putnam Counties to the east. The span allows connections to the Palisades Interstate Parkway and U.S. Highway 9W on the west bank of the Hudson to New York State Route 9D on the east side. The Bear Mountain Bridge and Toll House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
When it opened on November 27, 1924, it was the first highway bridge to cross the Hudson River south of Albany, New York and the largest suspension bridge in the world; it was also the first suspension bridge to have a concrete deck. The construction methods pioneered in building it would make possible several much larger projects to follow, including the George Washington Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge.
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