Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Glen Island Bridge


Glen Island was originally a private resort created in the late 19th century, that consisted of several islands linked by causeways and footbridges. To reach the islands, one needed to arrive by excursion boat, or take a small ferry from New Rochelle. When Westchester County purchased the land in the 1920's, the islands were connected with fill to create one large island. The drawbridge shown here, was also constructed to connect the park to the mainland. The stonework and streetlamps make this an attractive bridge. Today, the 105 acre Glen Island is the second most visited county park in Westchester.
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Westchester.com: Glen Island Park

4 comments:

Whitemist said...

I am so glad you post, the history is wonderful!

elvira pajarola said...

MAGNIFICIENT bridge and countryside...the colours of the bridge "match" perfectly natures surroundings!
Thank you so much for having taken a "glimpse" of my Tuscany; I loved it!
Have a great weekend!
elvira

matthew houskeeper said...

Thanks Whitemist, thanks Elvira.

Anonymous said...

My grandfather Fred Mooney was bridge tender for many years on that bridge!