Walkway Over the Hudson
The Walkway Over the Hudson, a 1-1/4 mile span that crosses the Hudson River between Poughkeepsie and Highland, N.Y., is the world’s largest footbridge. It was originally built as a railroad bridge in 1889 and was in service until 1974. Backed by a combination of government and private funding the non-profit Walkway Over the Hudson worked with state and local agencies to convert it into a pedestrian walkway. It reopened on Oct. 3, 2009, with Pete Seeger providing the music. The bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.