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Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge

 
 
Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2019
1. Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Marker
Inscription.  
has been placed on the
National Register of
Historical Places in 1979
by The United States
Department of the Interior
William G. Pomeroy Foundation 2019 201

 
Erected 2019 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 201.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation marker series.
 
Location. 41° 42.638′ N, 73° 56.703′ W. Marker is in Poughkeepsie, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker can be reached from North Water Street 0.3 miles north of Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located near the center of the old Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge, along the Walkway Over the Hudson rail trail, 3/10 mile west of the bridge elevator access at Upper Landing Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 83 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie NY 12601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Poughkeepsie-Highland Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Walkway Loop Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Walkway Over the Hudson
Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Marker<br>(<i>view looking northeast across Hudson River</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2019
2. Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Marker
(view looking northeast across Hudson River)
(approx. 0.3 miles away); The Queen City of the Hudson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Poughkeepsie Waterfront (approx. 0.3 miles away); River That Flows Both Ways (approx. 0.4 miles away); Victor C. Waryas Memorial Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Thomas Dongan (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Poughkeepsie.
 
Regarding Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge. National Register of Historic Places #79001577
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge
 
Also see . . .
1. Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge (Wikipedia). The Walkway over the Hudson (also known as the Poughkeepsie Bridge, Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge, Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, and High Bridge) is a steel cantilever bridge spanning the Hudson River between Poughkeepsie, New York, on the east bank and Highland, New York, on the west bank. Built as a double track railroad bridge, it was completed on January 1, 1889, and formed part of the Maybrook Railroad Line of the New Haven Railroad. (Submitted on July 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Marker (<i>view looking east along bridge toward Poughkeepsie</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2019
3. Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Marker (view looking east along bridge toward Poughkeepsie)
 

2. Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. The 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. 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. (Submitted on July 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2019
4. Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
Parking for pedestrian access to the bridge and marker is also available here in Poughkeepsie at 61 Parker Avenue. It is a 1-mile walk or bicycle ride west on the access ramp and bridge from here to the marker.
 

More. Search the internet for Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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