Hudson Valley Bridges Shown at Beacon Library

Exhibit of Bridge Authority on view in June

The Howland Public Library will be hosting the New York State Bridge Authority’s traveling museum exhibit for the month of June. Six free-standing panels will shed light on the facts and history pertaining to each of the five bridges that comprise the Bridge Authority: the Bear Mountain Bridge, Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, Mid-Hudson Bridge, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge and the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. A panel describing the Bridge Authority is also included in this exhibit, which will run from June 1 to 24.

Accompanying the information panels will be an iPad presenting a catalog of artifacts, archival photos and scanned news coverage of the bridges since the inception of the New York State Bridge Authority in 1932.

The Howland Public Library is located at 313 Main St. in Beacon. For more information, contact Alison Herrero, adult services librarian at 845-831-1134. To see all upcoming events at the Howland Public Library, go to and click on Calendar.

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