Crossing the Hudson, Upstream

Walkway Over the Hudson

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.

downstream view

The view downstream

Highland

The wst bank in full fall color.

Highland entrance

Entrance to the walkway on the Highland side.

Poughkeepsie side

Heading toward Poughkeepsie

On the Hudson

The Poughkeepsie riverfront

Under the bridge

Under the bridge

Boat heading under bridge

Heading south under the adjacent Mid-Hudson Bridge

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2 Responses to Crossing the Hudson, Upstream

  1. Fall colors are spectacular this year. Hudson River is so beautiful. Great photos, thank you for sharing.

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  2. Great pictures, as always. It looks like a wonderful day for a stroll. Shared on tumblr and Twitter, Ken!

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