News and Commentary about the City of Hudson, New York
Sunday, February 24, 2013
More About the Ferry Street Bridge
Gossips' attention to the Ferry Street Bridge prompted a reader to provide the link to HistoricBridges.org, which features photographs and technical information about our bridge over the railroad tracks. HistoricBridges.org indicates that the bridge was built in 1905 and rates its historic significance, on a scale of 1 to 10, as 7 for both local and national significance. (Shaw Bridge in Claverack is rated 10 for local and 9 for national historic significance.)
This blog takes its name from the 1850 novel by Hudson author Alice B. Neal. The original Gossips of Rivertown cast a gimlet eye on Hudson society in the mid-19th century. More than a century and a half later, the new Gossips carries on the spirit of the original, but in a different genre and with a different focus.