The Hawk's Nest, New York Route 97
Port Jervis, New York and Related Area Photographs
The Hawk's Nest
About four miles from Port Jervis, the Hawk's Nest section of New
State Route 97, which is part of the
Scenic Upper Delaware Byway,
has been frequently used in advertisements and commercials like this
one for Porsche. In 2016 the
Hawk's Nest had a
brief but important role in the hit 3D movie, Dr. Strange, and
it was also featured in the
film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
This 2018 article calls Route 97 "New
York’s Windiest Road."
approximately 30 minute drive from Port
Jervis along Route 97 will lead to the
oldest wire suspension bridge in the United
States. Constructed in 1847-1848 as "The Delaware Aqueduct,"
it originally served to replace a rope ferry
used to move canal boats across the Delaware River here as they
continued toward their primary destination near the coalfields of northeast Pennsylvania.
After loading their cargo the boats return trip took them 108 miles to
near Kingston, NY, where goods were further transported via the Hudson
River. The structure was designed by John A. Roebling, future engineer of
the famous Brooklyn Bridge in New York City and manufacturing perfector of the wire
stranded rope that makes such suspension bridges possible.
museum/home of noted
author, Zane Grey is also found
here just across the river in Lackawaxen,
Click this link to open a map showing Port Jervis area points of interest and their locations including this one.
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