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New York, State of

New York, State of
Item# 3667
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New York, State of
Great New York State piece issued to generate revenue for the construction of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge (pictured on this piece) in the Hudson Valley.

The Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, (officially the Hamilton Fish Newburgh-Beacon Bridge) is a cantilever toll bridge that spans the Hudson River in New York State carrying NY 52 and I-84 between Newburgh and Beacon. The first (westbound, north of other span) span was opened to traffic on November 2, 1963 as a two-lane (one in each direction) bridge.

Although original plans called for a four-lane bridge, funding difficulties resulted in the reduction in lanes. This span was designed by Modjeski & Masters and constructed by Frederick Snare, Drave and Bethlehem Steel.

The original bridge won the 1965 American Institute of Steel Construction "most beautiful bridge" award for long span bridges. Modeski & Masters used a curved cantilever rather than the more typical peaked cantilever as seen on (for example) the Tappan Zee Bridge.

Certificate: Bridge Revenue Bond, issued in the 1960s

Printer: Security-Columbian Bank Note Company

Dimensions: 15 (h) x 9 1/2 (w)

State: NY-New York

Subject Matter: Government Bonds

Vignette Topic(s): Bridge Featured

Condition: Horizontal fold lines, punch hole cancels in signature areas, and an uneven right side margin resulting from coupon removal.

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