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Gathering at Hoyt Carriageway Bridge

  • Presented By: Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance
  • Dates: October 8, 2022
  • Location: Historic Gateway to The Point
  • Address: 91 Old Post Road, Staatsburg, NY 12580
  • Phone: (845) 204-3214
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Price: 0
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Enjoy cider and donuts with Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance (CVPA) and learn about its efforts to repair and reopen this historic Warren truss bridge. It was constructed in 1912 to lead to The Point, the iconic country seat designed in 1855 by famed architect Calvert Vaux, who led the design for the Central Park Greensward Plan. The span is also in a rare group of twelve historic truss bridges over railroad crossings in Dutchess County that provide local communities with access to the Hudson River. After New York State purchased The Point in the 1960s to be part of Mills Norrie State Park, the bridge became a popular pedestrian connection between Staatsburg village and the park for residents and visitors. However, safety concerns forced the state to close the structure in 2015. CVPA recently hired an engineer to assess the bridge’s condition, who found its steel structure is sound but roughly $200,000 in repairs to its foundation and deck are needed. CVPA board members will be on hand at the event to discuss the nonprofit’s efforts to restore the bridge as well as The Point overall, where Vaux created a pivotal example of American Picturesque design overlooking the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains.