5 HV bridges to get high-tech security upgrades

The Bear Mountain Bridge will be the first among five bridges in the Hudson Valley to implement new security measures in an effort to prevent terrorist attacks.

At a press conference Friday, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that the bridges will receive a total of $4.6 million worth of security upgrades.

Since the Bear Mountain Bridge is located between two potential terror targets, West Point and the Indian Point nuclear power plant, neighbors say security upgrades are essential.

Crews will begin installing the $1.2 million worth of high-tech cameras, fiber-optic cables, monitors and controllers this summer. Work is expected to be completed by fall.

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