The Mid-Hudson Bridge, as you might suspect from the name, is a bridge across the Hudson River in New York. It is a suspension bridge linking Poughkeepsie, in Dutchess County, with Highland, in Ulster County. The bridge safely carries three lanes U.S. 44 and New York State Route 55 across the river. At the time the bridge opened on August 25, 1930, it was the sixth-longest suspension bridge in the world. President Franklin D. Roosevelt attended the opening ceremonies, and the bridge was ceremonially named after him in 1994. In addition to being an important piece of transportation infrastructure, it has also doubled as a musical instrument! In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage up the river, composer Joseph Bertolozzi played the Mid-Hudson Bridge as a percussion instrument on his album Bridge Music.
This unique green-and-white marker guides motorists to the Mid-Hudson Bridge. We’ve made our recreation of it to the exact state standard as of 1952 or so. We have it available in widths of either 16″ or 24″ and is non-reflective. (If you’d like a different size version, or one for a different bridge, please contact Jake, as we can certainly make one!) This sign is flat printed on heavy-gauge steel, with completely accurate layout and fonts. It’s perfect for display either indoors or outdoors.