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Fhoto Friday -Over the Hudson Rip Van Winkle

On the Rip Van Winkle Bridge

Rip Van Winkle


After attending a recent Open House on a beautiful summer day I decided to photograph the Rip Van Winkle Bridge which is one of the bridges connecting counties across the Hudson River.

This bridge connects Greene County and Columbia County.  It would not be easy getting to Catskill or Athens from Hudson without this bridge.   It is also a connection to the New York Thru-way (87).


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Comment balloon 25 commentsJennifer Fivelsdal • August 08 2014 08:34PM


Jennifer, I always love seeing your photos around the Hudson River and Hudson River Valley!  That is an unusual bridge with the inverted steel support in the shallow end of the river to the right.

Posted by Sharon & Bruce Walter, West Lafayette homes for sale (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN) about 6 years ago

now those are some great photos.  Have a great week. 

Posted by Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247 (TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team) about 6 years ago

Great photos.  I don't like driving over long bridges though.  

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) about 6 years ago

Jennifer Fivelsdal these are the coolest pics of bridge over Hudson! 

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) about 6 years ago

Jennifer, I do know that over the years I have been over that bridge a few times. Interesting in that the suspension is overhead for a portion and then it becomes a lower support suspension

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) about 6 years ago

Nice pics Jennifer, always nice to learn more about your part of the country too

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) about 6 years ago

Sharon and Bruce I am glad you appreciate the photos.

Bruce I owe you some answers on the Thomas house will get back to it when I have a bit of time.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) about 6 years ago

Jennifer now this brings back memories, seems like a hundred years ago when I crossed this bridge:), Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 6 years ago

Tim thank you.

Tammy I have the same issue at times.  I have a love hate relationship with bridges.  Love the structures but some times I can't go across.

Praful one of my favorite subject when I am a passenger.

Ed it does look a bit different from some of the other bridges.

Bob I feel the same way about your Blog I have a greater appreciation for what you do.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) about 6 years ago

Endre it is still an important route, access to the Thru-way.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) about 6 years ago

Nice shots, Jennifer.  I don't think I've been on this bridge yet.  We, of course, cross the Hudson a bit lower.

Posted by Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead (Women of Westchester Working Together) about 6 years ago

What the heck is going on there Jennifer?  I see a speck of a car in the distance on the RVW bridge.  Everybody must be sleeping!

Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) about 6 years ago

Nice view. I do believe you live a beautiful area of the country. I will drive through one day as I head to day!

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) about 6 years ago

I'm so glad they added the like button because you always have great photos

Posted by Liz Wallace, Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N (Century 21 Sherlock Homes) about 6 years ago

Love the shots Jennifer. Really give that New York felling. My brother lives in Hasting on the Hudson and used to live in Manhattan.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) about 6 years ago

Good Afternoon Jennifer,

Thanks for the post and outstanding pictures. Love that span shot. Thanks again for sharing. Have a great weekend.

Posted by Patrick White, Driven to bring New Yorkers home (Home Driven Realty, Inc) about 6 years ago

Nice photos! I am one of those people who can enjoy the beauty of a bridge from a distance but I close my eyes when I am on them (as the passenger, of course!) as there is something about them that scares me!

Posted by Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity. (RVA Home Team) about 6 years ago

Jennifer Fivelsdal One thing is certain - the Hudson River provides you with many opportunities to photograph bridges

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) about 6 years ago

I love your pictures, Jennifer. Thanks for sharing them.

I once had a chance to be under the Bay Bridge in Annapolis in a boat. I got some cool pictures then. 

I also grew up on the Mississippi River and I know about long bridges. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) about 6 years ago

Jennifer excellent shots especially the one driving over the bridge.  Hope you kept your hands on the wheel :)

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 6 years ago

Jennifer, that is a beautiful bridge, and quite useful it sounds like!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 6 years ago


 Great shot, I love bridges, I hope you are having a good week!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert about 6 years ago

Jennifer, the RVW Bridge is pretty cool, but being in the NY area I expected to see a few cars.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) about 6 years ago

Hi Jennifer! I like the "architecture" of bridges and what makes each one unique. Thanks for sharing this photo!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant (HomeSmart Realty Group) about 6 years ago

Hi Jennifer, Many of the old railroad bridges tooked like that, and were converted into road bridges. Great photos.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) almost 6 years ago

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