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It was Friday means eating out in the night. The whole day was free. I decided to drive to Bear Mountain State Park which is 35 miles North of New York City. The park is located on the West side of Hudson River in Orange and Rockland counties. I took interstate 95 North to Palisades Interstate Parkway which was very scenic. The park has nice things for children and teens. There is a lake and a mountain. My main interest was to see the Perkins Memorial Tower. Driving down from the tower, I took a small scenic route and came across this view. The bridge you see here is Bear Mountain Bridge.

(from Wikipedia): The Bear Mountain Bridge is a toll suspension bridge in New York State, carrying U.S. Highways 202 and 6 across the Hudson River between Rockland and Westchester counties. From the time of its completion in 1924, it held the record for the longest suspension bridge in the world for 19 months, until it was surpassed by the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia.

The span enables connections to the Palisades Interstate Parkway and U.S. Highway 9W on the west bank near Bear Mountain Inn to New York State Route 9D on the east. It also carries the Appalachian Trail and New York State Bicycle Route 9 across the Hudson.

The span includes pedestrian walkways on both sides of the bridge. Cyclists are welcome on the roadway or may walk their cycles on the pedestrian walkway.

It started raining and I didn't have time to walk on the bridge. I had to beat the office traffic. Next time, I will go closer to the bridge.

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  • Copyright: lakshmi partha (lakshmip1949) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2555 W: 0 N: 2977] (19081)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2012-06-08
  • Categories: Natureza
  • Exposição: f/11, 1/125 segundos
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  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2012-06-09 5:47
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