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Downtown New York has the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. But somewhere inland where the Bear Mountain State Park is, there?s also a suspension bridge that is just as historic as its Brooklyn counterpart. This is the Bear Mountain Bridge, a 2,255-foot long and 48-foot wide bridge spanning the breadth of the Hudson River between Rockland and Westchester Counties.

The bridge was completed on November 27, 1924. For some time, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world, a record it held for 19 months, before the Benjamin Franklin Bridge surpassed it. When it was completed, the bridge enabled the connection to the Palisades Interstate Parkway and US Highway 9W on the western side of the Bear Mountain Inn.

Cyclists enjoy crossing this bridge for the breathtaking views of the Hudson River and Bear Mountain. For its historic significance, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
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