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 Albany 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 $18,000 to match a Greenway grant and accomplish this important $33,100 phase. Now, we must raise funds to stabilize and re-deck the Bridge. Estimates are that the stabilization identified by the engineering study and redecking will require between $100,000 and $200,000 in cash, depending on how much of the costs we can cover through donated materials and volunteer labor. Thank you so much for supporting this important next step!
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.
Thank you again for contributing to restore the Hoyt Carriageway Bridge. With your help, CVPA will open the bridge in 2022, 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!
To pay by check:
Please make your check payable to: Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance
Mail to: PO Box 213, Staatsburg, NY 12580