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The World's Longest Footbridge

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Hank Waxman on March 27, 2010

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.

stephen.moss on April 5, 2010

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. :)

Hank Waxman on April 5, 2010

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,


Matteo Pagliaro on May 13, 2010

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.

Hank Waxman on June 16, 2010

You're welcome Matteo, and thanks for stopping by and enjoying the place with me.


stephen.moss on July 14, 2010

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

Hank Waxman on July 14, 2010

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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  • Uploaded on March 27, 2010
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    by Hank Waxman
    • Taken on 2010/03/19 14:34:46
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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