We had read about this Walkway Over the Hudson and had to stop by to see it in person. This bridge was originally designed as the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, and served as the first Hudson River crossing North of New York City. When it was built in 1888, it was the longest bridge in the world. But, in 1974 after a fire, the bridge fell into disrepair.
In 2009, the bridge was re-opened as the “Walkway Over the Hudson” and today is the longest elevated pedestrian park in the world. The bridge is 1.28 miles long and the friends of the project have created 4.5 mile walking loop including the Mid-Hudson Bridge.
We enjoyed our walk along the walkway and seeing down into the Hudson River. It’s always great to see wonderful historic re-purposing.
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