Walkway Over the Hudson

Album Description: Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is open everyday from Sunrise to Sunset.

In October 2009 the Walkway Over the Hudson opened as a legacy project of the Hudson Fulton Champlain Quadricentennial. The park provides access to the Hudson River's breathtaking landscape for pedestrians, hikers, joggers, bicyclists, and people with disabilities. The bridge deck stands 212 feet above the river's surface and is 6,768 feet (1.28 miles) long, making it the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world.

The Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge was built in the late 19th century to link New York and New England to an extensive, nationwide railway network. For decades, it was a major rail corridor for both freight and passengers.

After a fire in 1974, the bridge was abandoned and sat for decades as an orphaned relic. This brand new park was made possible due to the unwavering commitment of the community, who, through a non-profit organization called Walkway Over the Hudson, forged a public private partnership involving the State of New York, the federal government, neighboring municipalities, private corporations and other not for profit groups. The amazing result of this wonderful partnership is a brand new state park, now open for all to enjoy.

Child enjoying a mice day during the winter up on the Walkway Over the Hudson.
Walkway Ambassadors enjoying the many pets that come up to the Walkway Over the Hudson.
Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad, now the Walkway Over the Hudson, fire in 1974.
Historical photo of the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, now the Walkway of the Hudson.
Riding toward the sunset on the Walkway Over the Hudson. 
 
Photo By Fred Scaheffer
Woman walking on the Walkway Over the Hudson in winter. 
 
Photo By Fred Schaeffer
Walkway Over the Hudson as seen from Waryas Park in the Fall.
Woman looking out at the Hudson River from the Walkway Over the Hudson. 
 
Photo By Fred Schaeffer
Poughkeepsie waterfront looking up at the Walkway Over the Hudson.
Walkway Ambassadors and patrons in the fall. 
 
Photo By Tim Middlebrook
Ulster waterfront looking up at the Walkway Over the Hudson. 
Photo By Fred Schaeffer
Historical photo of the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, now the Walkway Over the Hudson.
Straight on view of the Walkway Over the Hudson in summer. 
 
Photo By Fred Schaeffer
Fall on the Walkway Over the Hudson with bikers and pedestrians. 
Photo By Fred Schaeffer
Historical photo firemen on the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, now the Walkway Over the Hudson. 
 
Photo by John Fasulo
Photo of bikers on the Walkway Over the Hudson. 
 
Courtesy of Dutchess Tourism
Walkway Over the Hudson bridge full length view in summer.  
 
Photo By Fred Schaeffer
Walkway Over the Hudson views of the fall foliage.
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