Rating:
5 votes

Bear Mountain Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Doug Kerr in August 2008

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BH Photo #174204

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Suspension bridge over Hudson River on US 6 and US 202 in West Point
Location
West Point, Rockland County, New York, and Westchester County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1924; rehabilitated 1977
Design
Wire suspension
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 1,632.0 ft.
Total length: 2,258.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 37.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 19.6 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.31972, -73.98417   (decimal degrees)
41°19'11" N, 73°59'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/585019/4574747 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Peekskill
Inventory numbers
NY 5503400 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 26720 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 61.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
19,147

Update Log 

  • August 14, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 30, 2016: New photos from Nathan Myers
  • January 23, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • October 18, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • July 17, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Doug Kerr
  • Wikipedia
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Nathan Myers - nathanmyers94 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein

Comments 

Hudson River Bridge
Posted June 25, 2009, by Matthew Brennesholtz (matthew [at] insightmedia [dot] info)

This bridge is, in fact, known as the Bear Mountain Bridge. It carries not only Routes 6 and 202 accross the Hudson, it carries the Appalachian Trail as well. It has a nice walkway and is also suitable for bycycles to cross.

Hudson River Bridge
Posted February 14, 2009, by michael (mconfoy [at] verizon [dot] net)

Shouldn't this be called the Bear Mountain Bridge? http://en.structurae.de/structures/data/index.cfm?id=s000053...

http://www.bridgemeister.com/bridge.php?bid=141

It was once the longest suspension bridge in the world.