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Walkway Over the Hudson
Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge

Walkway Over the Hudson State Park – the former 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.  Over a number of years, a public-private partnership developed, culminating in the reconstruction and opening of the state park in October 2009.

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In July 2010, the Governor and the state Legislature charged the Bridge Authority with the responsibility of maintaining the structure of the Walkway Over the Hudson.  The Bridge Authority acquired ownership of the bridge structure for maintenance purposes on December 21, 2010. 

All operational questions, park usage and regulations, hours of operation and other general public questions should be addressed to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (see below).

The Walkway Over the Hudson not-for-profit organization serves as a support group for the state park.  To volunteer or to inquire about supporting the park, please contact Walkway Over the Hudson.

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

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The Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park officially opened on October 3, 2009 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. 


For more information about the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, please visit:
http://www.nysparks.com/parks/178/details.aspx

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
87 Haviland Rd.; Highland, NY 12528; Phone: (845) 834-2867; Fax: (845) 834-2868
Email: walkway@oprhp.state.ny.us


The Not-for-Profit Walkway Over the Hudson Group

The Not-for-Profit Walkway Over the Hudson group is largely responsible for the fundraising and coordination of the re-construction of the Walkway.  The group also organizes volunteers and conducts a number of special events. 

For more information, please contact Walkway Over the Hudson at:
http://www.walkway.org/


Walkway Over the Hudson
PO Box 889; Poughkeepsie, NY 12602; (845) 454-9649; Email: walkway@walkway.org

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