Bear Mountain Bridge

Bear Mountain Bridge

The Bear Mountain Bridge is perhaps situated in one of the most scenic areas of the United States. The bridge spans The Hudson River just North of Bear Mountain State Park. Aside from its intrinsic beauty, the bridge also is significant to nature lovers because it is where the Appalachian Trail or AT crosses the mighty Hudson River. It is more than just a pedestrian bridge, however. U.S. Route 202 also crosses beneath the bridge's span. The Bear Mountain Bridge is also significant as the terminus of The Palisades Interstate Parkway, which spans between New York and New Jersey connecting to the George Washington Bridge. The site of the bridge has always been strategic. During the American Revolution, the Continental Army left a giant chain across the bend in the river below Anthony's Nose Mountain in an attempt to block British ships from traveling into the mid and upper Hudson Valley. The Colonials were driven from the site of the bridge after losing the Battle of Fort Montgomery. They subsequently moved the chains upstream to West Point.

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The Western Tower of the Bear Mountain Bridge with Fall Foliage.
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The Bear Mountain Bridge with fall foliage and the Hudson River.
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The Bear Mountain Bridge at Sunset
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The Bear Mountain Bridge's Western tower with Fall Foliage and the Hudson River.
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The Bear Mountain Bridge Crosses the Hudson River with Anthony's Nose Mountain in the background at Sunset
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