Future Fied Trip: Walkway Over the Hudson

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

As soon as it warms up, I would love to make a trip up to Poughkeepsie to see the recently opened Walkway Over the Hudson. Today, this state park is the world's largest pedestrian-only bridge. In the past, however this was a railway bridge, as The New York Times described it, "The Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, built in the late 19th century to link New York and New England to the coal beds of Pennsylvania and the West, is a marvel of Industrial Revolution engineering. It fills the sky over the Hudson River, a muscular lattice of trusses and struts on giant footings, a survivor from a long-gone era before bridge mediocrities like the Tappan Zee."

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