According to data from the New York State Bridge Authority, in 2016 traffic volume grew over 4% on five Hudson Valley area bridges, including: the Bear Mountain Bridge, the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, the Mid-Hudson Bridge, the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, and the Rip Van Winkle Bridge.
The most notable traffic increases occurred on the Bear Mountain Bridge and on the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. In total the five bridges mentioned above were crossed 62.8 million times in 2016.
When traveling across these Hudson Valley area bridges, or any bridge, be sure to abide by the speed limit, beware of stronger than usual winds, maintain a safe distance from other vehicles, pay attention to travel warnings and or bans, and always drive distraction free! If you or a loved one were hurt in an auto accident in the Hudson Valley contact us today, we have offices located in Kingston, Newburgh, Wappingers Falls and other locations throughout New York and New Jersey.