Look carefully at the distant railroad-looking bridge and you can see people strolling on the last day of Winter, 2010. Spring starts tomorrow, but that's another story. Here's the story of this "LONGEST FOOTBRIDGE IN THE WORLD."
The Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge was build in 1888 and heralded as a modern marvel. According to the Walkway Over the Hudson Web site, the bridge carried 3,500 train cars daily at the height of its use. After a massive fire in 1974, the bridge was closed.
Thanks to the Walkway Over the Hudson organization, the bridge is refurbished and considered the longest footbridge in the world. It is a “6,767-foot-long rusting relic” according to the author of this piece I found on the Internet.
Thank you Hank for all your New York Pictures. I'm moving up to the Poughkeepsie area and now I know some landmarks to look at. :)
I'm glad you're coming this way, and that I helped a little to welcome you here. you'll be in the middle of a beautiful and very historic stretch of river.
Welcome to NY,
Looking at that people, we can suppose the bridge is more than 40 meters high... I think they've shivers as they were on the edge of a dam... Thanks for the story and sharing of this impressive photo! Cheers, Matteo.
You're welcome Matteo, and thanks for stopping by and enjoying the place with me.
Thanx for your kind words and photos. I've been up here for two months now and I LOVE it! I hope I can hack the winter :p
Welcome to the "Hood" Stephen. If you've been bearing up under the heat and humidity this Summer, the cold of Winter should be a snap.
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