Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge: Eastern Overland Approach
The Great Connector
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 & Viaducts • Industry & Commerce • Roads & 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 distanceThe 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.