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Bear Mountain Bridge


Photo taken by Doug Kerr in August 2008


BH Photo #174204

Street Views 


Suspension bridge over Hudson River on US 6 and US 202 in Fort Montgomery
Fort Montgomery, Rockland County, New York, and Westchester County, New York
Open to traffic
Built 1924; rehabilitated 1977
- Baird and Hodges (Design)
Wire suspension
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.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 23, 1982
Also called
Purple Heart Veterans Memorial Bridge (Ceremonial)
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:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
NY 5503400 (New York State bridge identification number)
NRHP 82001266 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 26720 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 61.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 25, 2022: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • June 27, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 17, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • December 14, 2020: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • December 13, 2020: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • August 10, 2020: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • July 2, 2020: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 24, 2020: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • March 14, 2020: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • April 2, 2018: New photo from Josh Schmid
  • 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 



Bear Mountain Bridge
Posted September 28, 2019, by Michael Israel (misrael [at] airvuz [dot] com)

Here's a drone video of the bridge to really see what it looks like:


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...


It was once the longest suspension bridge in the world.