Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge
National Register of
Historical Places in 1979
by The United States
Department of the InteriorWilliam G. Pomeroy Foundation 2019 • 201
Erected 2019 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 201.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Bridges & Viaducts • Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series list.
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 The Clearwater (a few steps from this marker); Poughkeepsie-Highland Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Cantilevered Spans (about 300 feet away); Mid-Hudson Bridge Suspension Cables (about 500 feet away); Sloops (about 600 feet away); The Fall Kill (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction (about 700 feet 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(Submitted on July 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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.)
3. The longest pedestrian bridge in America.
Walkway Over the Hudson (formerly named Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge) is the longest pedestrian bridge in America. In fact its the longest elevated pedestrian bridge the world. The state of New York describes Walkway Over The Hudson as the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. The World Record Academy defines it as the world's longest elevated pedestrian bridge.(Submitted on May 7, 2023, by HistoricTownsOfAmerica.com - Guy Saladino of Long Beach, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 3. submitted on May 7, 2023, by HistoricTownsOfAmerica.com - Guy Saladino of Long Beach, New York. 4, 5. submitted on July 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.