New scenic over­look opens along Wal­lkill River

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - Mid-Hud­son News Net­work

A new scenic over­look at which vis­i­tors can view the Shawan­gunk Moun­tains has opened along the Wal­lkill River, next to the new Carmine Lib­erta Memo­rial Bridge.

Ul­ster County Ex­ec­u­tive Michael Hein was joined by nu­mer­ous lo­cal res­i­dents Wed­nes­day to ded­i­cate the amenity.

“It is a breath­tak­ing ad­di­tion. It is an adap­tive re­use of what was a tem­po­rary abut­ment. It is now a beau­ti­ful view­ing plat­form, and, in the end, we have cre­ated a wa­ter­front in New Paltz for the first time since maybe the 1600s,” Hein said.

“We knew the ridge was beau­ti­ful, but the new Carmine Lib­erta Memo­rial Bridge and over­look do a re­mark­able job high­light­ing what a stun­ning as­set we live amongst,” said vil­lage of New Paltz Mayor Tim Rogers.

Glenn Hoagland, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Mo­honk Pre­serve, said the new over­look and bridge “have opened up the iconic views of the Shawan­gunk Moun­tains and fur­ther con­nect the New Paltz com­mu­nity to the ridge.”

The $2.4 mil­lion bridge and over­look project was com­pleted last month by county pub­lic works em­ploy­ees.

The bridge is named for a dec­o­rated Korean War vet­eran who was ac­tive in lo­cal pol­i­tics and vet­er­ans’ af­fairs. He died in 2007.

MID-HUD­SON NEWS NET­WORK

The scenic over­look is next to the new Carmine Lib­erta Memo­rial Bridge in New Paltz.

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