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Traffic rebounds on Hudson River bridges

Apr 19, 2022 1:45 pm

MidHudson News reports that traffic increased on all five Hudson River bridges in 2021 over 2020. The Rip Van Winkle Bridge, linking Greene and Columbia counties over the river, went from over 5.1 million crossings in 2020 to almost 5.8 million in 2021. Likewise, the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge went from 6.7 million to 7.6 million trips, the Mid-Hudson Bridge increased from 11.8 crossings to 13.3 million, the Newburgh-Beacon bridge increased from 21.3 to 24.4 million crossings, and the Bear Mountain Bridge went from 6.4 to 7.2 million crossings. 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic, was a record year for traffic on the five bridges, and traffic remained below those levels in 2021. Read more about this story at MidHudson News.