My wife's family place is right on Brant Lake - on the "back side" from Rt 8. We spend a lot of time up there. Neat area. Incidentially, it was only about 10 years ago that that bridge over the Hudson was upgraded to 2 lanes.
Yeah, we stopped and read all the info at the bridge when we were there. It is for sure a cool bridge now, but it would have also been kinda cool to see the original bridge that was there.