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Questions?           Information?           FOIL?

There are several ways you can get the information you need. The simplest is making a phone call or sending an email. 

If it’s a simple question or if you’re looking for some basic information, please call 845-691-7245 or email to

You may also send your written request to:  
Information Request - NYS Bridge Authority   PO Box 1010, Highland, NY 12528
Text Box: The NYS Bridge Authority ONLY operates the Bear Mountain Bridge, Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, Mid-Hudson Bridge, Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge and Rip Van Winkle Bridge.  We can ONLY answer requests for these five bridges and the Authority itself.

FOIL – the NYS Freedom of Information Law

If your request regards specific records or a Freedom of Information Request (FOIL), we suggest you call first for more details or you can email your request to:

Follow this link for a complete listing of all available files either on our website or through a FOIL request: NYSBA List of Records Available

Availability of Records

Upon appointment, public records maintained by the NYS Bridge Authority are available for inspection or copying on weekdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the NYS Bridge Authority Headquarters, Mid-Hudson Bridge Plaza, Highland, NY 12528.

Right to Appeal

To the extent you believe you have been denied access to a record by the NYS Bridge Authority, you have thirty (30) days from the date of the determination to take a written appeal. You may make an appeal by writing to:

Tara Sullivan
FOIL Appeals Officer
NYS Bridge Authority
Post Office Box 1010
Highland, NY 12528.

You may also send your written request to:  
FOIL Request - NYS Bridge Authority   PO Box 1010, Highland, NY 12528

FOIL guidelines and regulations are established by the
NYS Department of State, Committee on Open Government

Below are some suggestions for writing your requestThe subject line of your request should be "Request for Information".

   Dear Records Access Officer:

     (1) Please email the following records if possible [include as much detail about the record as possible, such as relevant dates, names, descriptions, etc.]:  or

     (2) Please inform me of the cost of providing paper copies of the following records …

     (3) If all the requested records cannot be emailed to me, please inform me by email of the portions that can be emailed and advise me of the cost for reproducing the remainder of the records requested , or

     (4) If the requested records cannot be emailed to me, please advise me of the actual cost of copying all records onto a CD or floppy disk if the information is available electronically.

(If the request requires duplication of more than 40 pages (8-1/2 x 11) of materials, the cost will be $0.25 per page for every page or actual cost of reproduction for specialized material).

Please provide your Name, Address and a Phone Number so that we may contact you if we have any questions.