Rip Van Winkle Bridge is a cantilever bridge spanning the Hudson River between Hudson,
NY and Catskill, New York.
The structure carries NY 23
across the river, connecting
on the west side, US 9W
and NY 385
with NY 9G
on the east side. The bridge
was built by the newly created New York State Bridge
, opening on July 2, 1935, at a cost of $2.4 million.
Upon its opening, the toll was USD $0.80 per passenger car and USD
$0.10 per passenger up to $1. It extends 5,040 feet (1536 m) across
the river, with a ship clearance of 145 feet (44 m).
The bridge is named after the short story of the same name by
A multi-year repainting project was completed in 2009 the removed
all lead-based paint.
The bridge includes a pedestrian walkway on the south side of the
bridge which is open from dawn to dusk. Cyclist may use the roadway
or may walk their cycles across the pedestrian walkway.
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