Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
400 Years of History
Background photograph courtesy Steve Stanne, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 41° 42.634′ N, 73° 56.467′ 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 south railing of the old Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, about 8/10 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 of this marker. Franklin D. Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured Main Street Ferry Landing (about 300 feet away); Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction (about 300 feet away); The Hudson River Day Line (about 400 feet away); The Fall Kill (about 500 feet away); Poughkeepsie's Waterfront (about 600 feet away); Mid-Hudson Bridge Suspension Cables (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge Construction (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.
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 157 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2. submitted on February 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.