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Tower Reflection at Bear Mountain Bridge


Construction of this New York bridge began in March 1923. The anchorages that hold the two main steel cables were dug manually out of solid rock at a rate of approximately eight feet per week and were not completed until October of that same year. The steel tower shown here is 351 feet tall and the cables are sunk 80 feet into the mountain on this side. The lower structure across the water is a railroad bridge crossing Popolopen Creek as it meets the Hudson River.

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Taken on June 2, 2012