The warmer months in the Hudson Valley tend to be busier. Hudson Valley natives are used to summer construction, delays and roadwork.

Our area is changing and growing which calls for more attention to Hudson Valley roadways. Hudson Valley residents were also shocked to find out that $9.7 million is going towards the New York State Thruway pavement. However, this is something that we can all agree needs attention.

Which Historic Hudson Valley Bridge Is Your Favorite?

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Canva, Historic Bridges of the Hudson Valley

The longest suspension bridge in the world was once this Hudson Valley bridge, it is now 99 years old. A popular Hudson Valley bridge goes by not only one or two, but three names, it is also the oldest in our area.

The New York State Department of Transportation shared that this bridge was listed on the National Register in 1980.

An Orange County, NY bridge is known as the Hamilton Fish, named after Hamilton Fish himself.

Did You Hear About These Road Closures In The Hudson Valley?

On August 25, 2023, a post was made by Sullivan County, NY Government on social media about roadwork in the Hudson Valley.

Hudson Valley residents are urged to be prepared for delays in the area, especially along County Route 61, Burlingham Road near Bloomingburg, NY. Information about delays and road closures can be found on 94.3 Lite FM.

The Rip Van Winkle Bridge Is Located In Catskill, NY

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Canva, YouTube, TrvlXL TV

The Rip Van Winkle Bridge connects two counties, Columbia and Greene County.

According to The New York State Bridge Authority, the Rip Van Winkle Bridge opened in 1935.

"Dedication ceremonies took place on July 2, 1935, in combination with a celebration of the founding of the City of Hudson.  Events included a luncheon, a parade of 50 official cars, and site activities."


"The ribbon-cutting was performed by Mrs. Frederick S. Greene on the Greene County side, and Laura Carter Miller on the Columbia County shore.  Approximately 3,000 cars crossed the bridge during the "free hours" that followed and the first toll was collected at 6 P.M. that day."

The Rip Van Winkle Bridge turned 50 in 1985, there was a fireworks display that night, above the historic bridge.

What Will Take Place On The Rip Van Winkle Bridge In Catskill, NY?

The New York State Bridge Authority shared information about delays on the bridge.

"Rip Van Winkle Bridge: Milling and paving roadwork from Wednesday Sept 20 - Friday Sept 22, 9AM-5PM. Expect delays and alternating lanes."

Be sure to share this information on social media so other commuters are also updated on the possible delays in and around the Rip Van Winkle Bridge.

Do you know of any delays, construction, or road closures? Share with us below.

5 Must See Scenic Drives In The Hudson Valley

When was the last time that you took the scenic route or the back road? There's something so peaceful about taking in the views of the beautiful farmland and the smells of fresh grass with the windows down. 

The next time that you're out for a drive, take one of these scenic routes to capture the beauty of the area that we get to call home.


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