Let’s Reopen the Bridge!

Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance

needs your help to reopen the

Hoyt Carriageway Bridge!


Just inside the entry gates on Old Post Road in Staatsburg, the Hoyt Carriageway Bridge carries the historic estate road that leads to The Point over the railroad tracks. Designed by Calvert Vaux for Lydig and Geraldine Livingston Hoyt in 1855, the site holds as its hidden treasure an iconic experience of American Picturesque architecture and landscape design.

After 100 years in service, the bridge was closed to hikers in 2015. To return it to service, CVPA needed  an engineering study to determine the extent of repairs required and then complete those repairs. Donors like you helped us raise more than $15,000 to match a grant from the Hudson River Valley Greenway and accomplish this important phase. The engineering study outlined $200,000 in work to stabilize the foundation and re-deck the Bridge. Thank you so much for supporting the remaining steps to bring the Bridge back to life, however you can!

Reopening the Bridge will help CVPA share The Point’s important story – as well as the urgency and redevelopment potential in saving the site and creating uses for it that benefit the regional economy.

With your help, CVPA will reopen the bridge in 2023, once again providing visitors access to The Point from the Old Post Road through the Staatsburg entry gates as Vaux intended, and giving hikers a direct path to our beautiful Hudson River views! Thank you.  

To pay by check:

Please make your check payable to: Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance

Mail to: PO Box 213, Staatsburg, NY 12580


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Donation Total: $250.00