From the Daily Freeman, Jan 10, 2020

Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge reopens; one person hospitalized after crash

One person was hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge that closed the span in both directions for about an hour.

Town of Ulster Police Chief Kyle S. Berardi said one patient was taken to MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie and another was treated at the scene.

The chief did not identify either person or provide further information about the crash.

A photo from the scene showed extensive damage to the two vehicles that collided an SUV and a Nash Brothers Oil van. The force of the collision pushed the SUV up onto the concrete Jersey barrier that separates the eastbound lane of the bridge from a new pedestrian path.

The bridge was closed to traffic from about 4:40 to 5:40 p.m., the height of the afternoon commute. Traffic remained heavy in both directions after the span reopened, according to the New York State Bridge Authority.

The bridge connects the Ulster County town of Ulster and the Dutchess County town of Rhinebeck. It is one of five Hudson River crossings operated by the Bridge Authority.