Troublesome Tire Removed from Hudson

Marred view for Metro-North commuters for years

A huge tractor tire that for years was mired in a shallow cove along the Hudson River just south of the Bear Mountain Bridge will no longer be an eyesore for Metro-North commuters from Beacon, Cold Spring and Garrison.

An 1,800-pound tire was removed from the Hudson near the Bear Mountain Bridge (photo provided)

An 1,800-pound tire was removed from the Hudson near the Bear Mountain Bridge (photo provided)

On Nov. 6, Riverkeeper, Metro-North and Sea Tow Central Hudson teamed up to haul the tire out of the mud and ship it for recycling. Special equipment was needed to extricate the six-foot-wide tire, which weighed 1,800 pounds.

Sea Tow hauled the tire away for recycling (photo provided)

Sea Tow hauled the tire away for recycling (photo provided)

Photos courtesy of Riverkeeper 


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One thought on “Troublesome Tire Removed from Hudson

  1. Don’t be too quick to judge the tire!

    This past spring, when the shad were running, I saw a seal on the tire sunning himself in the last rays of daylight, probably sleeping off one too many fish.

    I guess he will need a new perch next year.