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newburgh beacon bridge
The most traveled of the New York State Bridge Authority’s bridges, the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge opened its north span to the public on Nov. 2, 1963 ; the south span opened on Nov. 1, 1980. (Image from Historic Bridges of the Hudson Valley http://www.hbhv.org/)


Traveling Bridge Exhibit on Display at the Newburgh Library

The New York State Bridge Authority’s traveling museum exhibit will be on display at the Newburgh Free Library for the month of November. Six free-standing panels help shed light on the facts and history pertaining to each of the five bridges that comprise the Bridge Authority: the Bear Mountain Bridge, Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, Mid-Hudson Bridge, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge and the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. A panel describing the Bridge Authority is also included in this exhibit in the Newburgh Library lobby gallery.
The Traveling Museum Project was created by the organization, Historic Bridges of the Hudson Valley (HBHV), under the auspices of the New York State Bridge Authority, to capture and share the rich history embedded in the valley’s beloved bridges. Click here for a look at the exhibit.
For more information, contact the Newburgh Free Library at (845) 563-3600 or (845) 563-3619. To see all upcoming events, go to newburghlibrary.org and click on “Calendar of Events”.

If you wish to view the exhibit when the gate is down, please ask a guard to open the gate.


Exhibit Space

A spacious gallery space in the lobby of the Newburgh Free Library is the site of monthly exhibits and art shows by local artists. Many of the artists offer receptions to showcase their art and meet the public. In addition, glass cases showcase local collections and displays related to library and literary-related events.

Exhibit Policy

The Newburgh Free Library welcomes exhibits by Hudson Valley artists. The exhibits are hung by the artists themselves and are usually on display for one month. For more information, please see the Exhibit and Display Registration Form and Waiver as well as the Exhibit Spaces and Bulletin Boards Policy. If you are interested in exhibiting, please call the library, 845-563-3619 or 563-3645. Samples of work are required before an exhibit can be scheduled.


In addition, the library has a number of display cases that showcase special collections or materials loaned by local artists and individuals. If you have a special collection or small project you would like to display, please call 845-563-3619 or 563-3645.