“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Back on Track

Back on Track Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2019
1. Back on Track Marker
Inscription.  In 1992, Walkway Over the Hudson was established to preserve the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, transform it into a linear park and trailway and provide long-term stewardship. With public and private support, the bridge-to-park rehabilitation project was completed in 2009 and dedicated as a legacy project of the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial.

The Ultimate Recycling
Older buildings and structures are renewable assets that offer long-term, cost-effective, and environment-friendly revitalization options. Walkway demonstrates that historic properties can be rejuvenated in new and exciting ways. This spectacular recreational resource enriches the lives of thousands of visitors while contributing to the area's economic development.

A River Reborn
For decades, the Hudson was polluted by sewage and industrial waste. Thanks to the efforts of concerned citizens and the cooperation of local communities, the river is much cleaner today. Many riverfront communities draw their drinking water from the river, and the Hudson has become a popular recreational resource, attracting swimmers, boaters, anglers,
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and sightseers to the magnificent waterway.
Erected by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsEnvironmentParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 2009.
Location. 41° 42.689′ N, 73° 55.628′ W. Marker is in Poughkeepsie, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker can be reached from Parker Avenue (New York State Route 9G) 0.2 miles east of Washington Street (New York State Route 9G), on the left when traveling east. Marker is located near the east end of the bridge trail in Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 61 Parker Avenue, 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. The Great Connector (here, next to this marker); The River that Flows Both Ways (here, next to this marker); Built to Last (here, next to this marker); Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (here, next to this marker); Signal Towers (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nearly 3000 Men (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Casimir Pulaski (approx. 0.2 miles away); May 8th, 1974 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Poughkeepsie.
Back on Track Marker • <i>wide view<br>(4th from left of 5 interpretive kiosk panels)</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2019
2. Back on Track Marker • wide view
(4th from left of 5 interpretive kiosk panels)
sectionhead>More about this marker. There is an identical marker located 1.5 miles west, at the west end of the bridge trail, in Highland, Ulster County, New York.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge
Also see . . .  Walkway Over the Hudson. At 212 feet above the Hudson River, this 1.28 mile linear park boasts scenic views north to the Catskills and south to the Hudson Highlands. The Walkway is part of the Hudson Valley Rail Trail Network, and was inducted into the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame in 2016. It connects Ulster County's Hudson Valley Rail Trail to the William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail. (Submitted on November 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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