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1950's: Building Years

Read more about the previous history of "The Bridge" on the History Page. The 50's were building years following the 1953 tragic accident killing three spectators on the road course. A purposed track was the goal! Very passionate and courageous people built Bridgehampton Raceway beginning in 1957. View the gallery below.

1958 Program Cover
1958 Aerial View and Article
1958 Aerial View and Article
1959 Program Cover
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Aerial view of the track in 1957

Aerial view of the track in 1957
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Early aerial view of Bridgehampton Race Circuit. Courtesy of April 1965 Sports Car magazine Hairpin uphill backstretch and main straight of modern course are shown in 1957. Paddock seems to be somewhat cramped (right side of start finish). Peconic Bay appears at the upper right. Photo Credit: Tommy Weber.