Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Franklin D. Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge
400 Years of History
Background photograph courtesy New York State Bridge Authority.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical year for this entry is 1994.
Location. 41° 42.636′ N, 73° 56.4′ 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 3/4 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 of this marker. The Hudson River Day Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Poughkeepsie's Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); Lange Rack (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction (about 600 feet away); Poughkeepsie Waterfront (about 600 feet away); Main Street Ferry Landing (about 600 feet away); Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge: Eastern Overland Approach (about 700 feet away); The Fall Kill (about 800 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.
Also see . . . The Franklin D. Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge. The opening day celebration on August 25, 1930 was officiated by Governor and Mrs. Roosevelt, former Governor and Mrs. Smith and Poughkeepsie Mayor Lovelace. The Mid-Hudson Bridge’s 50th anniversary was marked with a commemorative ceremony on August 24, 1980. The Mid-Hudson Bridge’s 70th anniversary was observed in 2000 with an open invitation to the public and area media to tour the bridge’s new pedestrian walkway and inspection of the east anchorage room. (Submitted on February 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.