Admiring the sunset at any of the beaches along Dune Road is memorable, no matter the season. But in winter, strolling across the Quogue Bridge to admire the vibrant colors reflected over the canal is a short, but spiritual journey. Connecting Post Lane to Dune Road and spanning only a 170 feet in length, Quogue Bridge seems like just another drawbridge, but its history, sunset viewpoint and grand waterside homes make it a unique.
Built in 1940, Quogue Bridge is owned and maintaned by Suffolk County Public Works and underwent a substantial renovation in the 1990's.
Connecting Quogue to the barrier beach, the bridge was completed after the Great Hurricane of 1938 pummeled New England, killing hundreds and destroying the Beach Lane Bridge.
As a result of the hurricane’s massive waves, Shinnecock Inlet was created, making a short cut to the Atlantic that is enjoyed by thousands of boaters each year.
Note: Dress warm.
Stay tuned for #99 next week, same time same place.