The bridge now known as the Walkway Over the Hudson opened in 1889 as the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge to transport western raw materials to eastern industrial centers. Today, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge. It runs for 1.28 miles and sits 212 feet above the Hudson River, with scenic views north to the Catskills and south to the Hudson Highlands. The Walkway welcomes more than 500,000 visitors annually from all over the world who enjoy walking, cycling and running amidst its scenic beauty. It is open year-round, offering programs, events and tours made possible through membership and donations to the Walkway organization.
61 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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