Walkway Over The Hudson
Greetings from 212 feet over the Hudson River! Since 2009, more than three million people have traversed, hiked, ran, cycled, and skated the 1.28-mile Walkway Over the Hudson, the world's longest elevated pedestrian bridge. Formerly the once-abandoned 1888 Poughkeepsie-Highland Memorial Bridge, it was the first railroad crossing over the Hudson River until a devastating fire in 1974 crippled it and later restored into the linear walkway and park complete with stunning views of the Hudson Valley. For a unique experience, ride the glass-enclosed, 21-story Walkway Elevator from the Poughkeepsie Waterfront to the top to begin your trek across.
By Christian Mirasol, AFAR Local Expert
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