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Mid Hudson Suspension Bridge, Spanning Hudson River, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, NY



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Location
Spanning Hudson River, Poughkeepsie, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-160
Building/structure dates: 1930 initial construction
Significance: "From the point of view of design, the span is one of the very finest American suspension bridges and particularly praised is the beauty of its towers." (p243, Plowden, Bridges: The Spans of North America)

Subjects
Suspension Bridges


Related Names
Modjeski, Ralph
Lowe, Jet, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. General view of bridge and detail of bridge abutment, east end.
2. General view of bridge from east bank.
3. View of west tower from east bank off river, Poughkeepsie Cantilever Railroad Bridge in background.
4. General view of bridge from west bank of river, the town of Poughkeepsie can be seen in background.
GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM EAST BANK.
GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM WEST BANK OF RIVER, THE TOWN OF POUGHKEEPSIE CAN BE SEEN IN BACKGROUND.


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