Walkway over the Hudson State Historic Park is open every day from Sunrise to Sunset. In October 2009 the Walkway over the Hudson opened as a legacy project of the Hudson Fulton Champlain Quadricentennial.
Beautifully constructed and set for pedestrians, hikers, joggers, bicyclists, and people with disabilities. The bridge deck stands 212 feet above the river's surface and is 6,768 feet (1.28 miles) long, making it the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world.
The Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge was built in the late 19th century to link New York and New England to an extensive, nationwide railway network. For decades, it was a major rail corridor for both freight and passengers. After a fire in 1974, the bridge was abandoned and sat for decades unused. This brand new park was made possible due to the unwavering commitment of the community, who, through a non-profit organization called Walkway over the Hudson, forged a public private partnership involving the State of New York, the federal government, neighboring municipalities, private corporations and other not for profit groups. As a past Chairman, Fred Schaeffer played a major role in the reopening and restoration of the walkway.
Past Chairman of the Walkway over the Hudson