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Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge: Eastern Overland Approach

The Great Connector

 
 
Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge: Eastern Overland Approach Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2019
1. Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge: Eastern Overland Approach Marker
Inscription.  The bridge's eastern overland approach crossed over New York Central's main north-south line. During the late 1800s, Poughkeepsie was a thriving manufacturing center producing a variety of goods, such as mowers, dye, and beer.

Background photograph from the B.L. Rudberg collection in memory of the late Austin McEntee, who preserved these photographs for posterity.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 41° 42.635′ N, 73° 56.257′ W. Marker is in Poughkeepsie, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker can be reached from Parker Avenue (New York State Route 9G) ¼ mile east of Washington Street (New York State Route 9G), on the left when traveling east. Marker is mounted at knee-level on the north railing of the old Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, about 6/10 mile west of the Parker Avenue parking lot for Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 49 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie NY 12601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Eastern Overland Approach Marker<br>(<i>looking northeast • US Highway 9 in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 30, 2019
2. Eastern Overland Approach Marker
(looking northeast • US Highway 9 in background)
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of this marker. The Poughkeepsie Whaling Company (within shouting distance of this marker); North River Steamboat of Clermont (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Poughkeepsie's Waterfront (about 400 feet away); Poughkeepsie's Little Italy (about 400 feet away); Steamboat & Ferry Landing (about 500 feet away); The Hudson River Day Line (about 500 feet away); Catskill Mountains (about 500 feet away); Poughkeepsie Waterfront (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Poughkeepsie.
 
More about this marker. Originally built in 1889, today the repurposed Poughkeepsie Highland Railroad Bridge carries a scenic pedestrian walkway over the Hudson River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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