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Fort Washington Park

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American Redout Marker

  • Location: Promontory north of George Washington Bridge, southwest of railroad trestle near 180th Street (cross at 181st Street Pedestrian Bridge and proceed south on greenway)
  • Architect: Reginald Pelham Bolton
  • Description: Large boulder resting on several medium-sized boulders, supported by about a dozen small boulders
  • Materials: Boulders and concrete
  • Cast: 1910
  • Dedicated: November 16, 1910
  • Donor: Fort Washington Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Inscription: 1) large boulder, front: "AMERICAN / REDOUT [sic] / 1776"

    2) medium-sized boulder, front: "[WASHI]NGTON / [CHA]PTER / D A R / 1910"

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Directions to Fort Washington Park

Know Before You Go

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The Fort Washington Pedestrian Bridge, or "Amtrak Bridge," at West 180th Street is temporarily closed. We are working with the New York City Department of Transportation to ensure the bridge is safe for use. Inspections determined that immediate repairs are necessary to open the bridge as soon as possible. Part of the support structure and the surface decking are to be repaired. DOT is actively working with Amtrak to schedule the immediate repairs needed to reopen the pedi-bridge as soon as possible. When the work is scheduled, an expected open date will be determined. Detour: If you are approaching the Amtrak bridge from the north, please use the 181st Street pedestrian bridge over the Henry Hudson Parkway at Riverside Drive to access local streets. You can re-enter the Greenway at either West 158th Street and the Henry Hudson Parkway or at West 153rd Street and Riverside Drive via the Herman “Denny” Farrell Pedestrian Bridge. If you are approaching the bridge from the south, please exit the Greenway at either West 158th Street and the Henry Hudson Parkway or at West 153rd Street and Riverside Drive via the Herman “Denny” Farrell Pedestrian Bridge. You can re-enter the Greenway via the 181st Street pedestrian bridge over the Henry Hudson Parkway at Riverside Drive. Please follow us @nycparks on Twitter or check this page again for updates as soon as we know when the bridge will re-open.

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