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Motorcycle Roads Delaware River - NY-97 (Sparrow Bush to Roebling Bridge)

By Charles Peterson
on June 6, 2016

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Written Directions

Sparrow Bush is 3-miles north of Port Jervis, New York. The Roebling Bridge crosses the Delaware River 5-miles north of Barryville, NY, 23-miles north of Port Jervis, NY.

Scenery

This 20-mile route east of the Delaware River is part of the Delaware Water-Gap National Recreation Area and is within sight of a beautiful section of the river most of the way. The Pocono Mountains lay beyond the western forested shore. On a hot summer day, boaters in mass can be seen paddling the river. Overall, this ride experience is unique.

Road Quality

The first 2-miles north of Sparrow Bush ascends to Hawks Nest and its tight twisties with several pull out vistas of the Delaware River far below. The road then descends for the remaining 18-miles of flat, sweeping curves.

Roadside Amenities

There are several: canoe rentals, camp grounds, restaurants, river pull outs to wet your feet, and a few gas stations. Cedar Rapids Bar & Grill, www.cedarrapidsny.com/, in Barryville, with an outdoor deck has inexpensive, good food.

Additional Info

Drive across the Roebling Bridge to the parking area on the left for a closer view of the superstructure and read the placards.

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By Charles Peterson
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The John A. Roebling Bridge over the Delaware River is the oldest existing wire suspension bridge in the United States. Historically, the bridge floated coal barges via a trough of water across the Delaware River. The strength of Roebling's wire cable lead to awarding Roebling the contract to build the Brooklyn Bridge.

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By Charles Peterson
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Zane Grey, author of several western novels, wrote "Riders of the Purple Sage" when he resided a quarter-mile north-- now the Zane Grey Museum, of the Roebling Bridge parking area,

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