Catskill thinking about their end of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge
Jul 01, 2019 12:47 am
Sarah Trafton reports for Columbia-Greene Media that a nonprofit architecture group is asking Catskill village residents if they'd like the intersection of Route 23 and Route 385 to look different. That's the first traffic light cars encounter arriving in Greene County from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. Construction continues now on the Hudson/Greenport side of bridge, with an $11 million project that added parking spaces for folks to visit the Olana State Historic Site, or walk across the bridge to the Thomas Cole House. So, it seems some folks on the Catskill side of the bridge are jealous. “We feel we should get our due on this side of the river,” Village President Vincent Seeley said. “I’m not saying a loop-de-loop or a corkscrew but something that will help us configure more parking.” So the nonprofit Model of Architecture Serving Society is asking questions. “We’re very pleased to have MASS donate their time and invite them to be our partner in whatever capacity they can,” Seeley said. Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.