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Walking the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge

Recently, there was an article in the Albany (NY) Times Union regarding the future of the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge that crosses the Hudson River between Poughkeepsie, NY and Highland, NY. The article can be read here.


The basis of the article is that, after sitting dormant since 1974, this one vital transportation link between New England and the rest of the country, is slated to become a pedestrian bridge that will help link rail trails in Dutchess and Ulster Counties. The bridge, which is over a mile long, is expected to reopen in the fall of 2009. Expansive views of the Hudson and its surrounding environs will be offered as a result.


Here are a few photos of the bridge as seen from Highland's Mariner's Harbor.




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