Tuesday, August 09, 2005


Blake's Dad reporting: Joe's Hole Posse crossed over the Hudson River today and they are now settled in at Bear Mountain State Park on the western side of the great river. They crossed the river just a few miles below the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He declared the crossing as "awesome" with "terrific views." [ State of NY picture of the bridge was taken on the western side ]

From the New York Dept of Transportation: THE BEAR MOUNTAIN BRIDGE TODAY: According to the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), the Bear Mountain Bridge carries approximately 20,000 vehicles per day (AADT) over the Hudson River. In addition to carrying one 12-foot-wide lane in each direction for US 6 and US 202, the roadway has eight-foot-wide shoulders for pedestrians and cyclists that accommodate the Maine-to-Georgia Appalachian Trail. To discourage through trucks from using the bridge, the NYSBA prohibits rigs weighing more than 56 tons from using the span.


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