The lightning going off directly behind the fireworks made it extra special awesome this year. i don't think I've ever seen that before. The 10 bucks for the bridge was very much worth it. We say Poughkeepsie, Beacon, bear Mountain Wappingers fireworks all at once, including the fireworks from heaven. In addition we probably stayed on the bridge a good hour after the show as over. How often do you get a chance to be up there at night like that!!