Category:Walkway Over the Hudson

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English: Conceived in the 1860s, the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, also known as the Poughkeepsie Bridge, was built by the Manhattan Bridge Company and was completed in 1889, becoming the only crossing of the Hudson river between New York City and Albany. The cost of the project was $3.5 million. Including its overland approaches, it is 6,768 feel (1.28 miles) long, of which 3,094 feet (0.59 miles) are over water. The deck stands 212 feet above the river. At the time, it opened it was the longest cantilever truss span bridge in the world. Connected to the nationwide rail system, trains carried goods to and from the west and New England. During World War II, more than 3,500 rail cars a day passed over the bridge. In the late 20th century, with growth of trucking and the creation of the Interstate Highway System, the bridge's volume decreased dramatically. A fire in 1974 damaged it, and it was abandoned by the 1980's. The bridge was redeveloped as a pedestrian bridge, and re-opened in 2009. It is now the second-longest pedestrian bridge in the world. (Source: Signs on site)

NOTE: Pictures of the pedestrian bridge, i.e. 2009 and after, go here. Pictures prior to 2009 should go in Category:Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge

<nowiki>Walkway over the Hudson; Poughkeepsie Bridge; Passerelle sur l'Hudson; pont américain; pont e Stadoù-Unanet Amerika; Brücke in den Vereinigten Staaten; bridge in United States of America; jembatan di Amerika Serikat; جسر في نيويورك، الولايات المتحدة; міст у США; cantileverbrug in de Verenigde Staten; Poughkeepsie Highland Railroad Bridge; Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge; Poughkeepsie Bridge</nowiki>
Walkway over the Hudson 
bridge in United States of America
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Instance of
Located in protected area
  • Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
Connects with
  • Maybrook Line (service retirement, –1974)
  • Poughkeepsie Bridge Route
Has part(s)
  • Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
Heritage designation
  • 29 December 1888
Date of official opening
  • 1 January 1889
Date of official closure
  • 1974
  • 2,082 m
  • 65 m
Different from
official website
Map41° 42′ 38″ N, 73° 56′ 40″ W
Authority file
Wikidata Q2106712
Library of Congress authority ID: sh2010000399
National Library of Israel J9U ID: 987007576941105171
Structurae structure ID: 20001420
NRHP reference number: 79001577
LoC HABS/HAER/HALS place ID: ny1265
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