The World Highest and Longest Walkway - Poughkeepsie NY

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 10491201242

Walkway over the Hudson River - Poughkeepsie NYPicture of Rail Bridge at dusk 

If you have ever visited the Poughkeepsie area you would have noticed the railroad bridge across the Hudson River, for years I wondered if there would be a use for it or would it be torn down.  I am happy to say this bridge will be made into the highest and longest pedestrian walkway in the world, and will be a place for many to really enjoy this majestic river.

At present the rail bridge is being converted into a beautiful walkway with funds provided through grants and donation.  Click here to see the progress.

This year is the New York State Hudson Fulton Champlain Quadricentennial celebration and the grand opening of the Walkway at the beginning of October will be a part of the celebration.

Here is how you can assist:

  • Donations
  • Volunteering.

 Dr. Alan Chartock of WAMC recently interviewed Fred Schaeffer, Ned Sullivan and Jeane Fleming about the walkway, the Hudson River and the Quadricentennial celebration, listen here.

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Jennifer Fivelsdal - Keller Williams Realty Team - 845-758-6842 - jennifer@jfivehomes.com

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Carol Culkin
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jennifer - This is going to be a wonderful new addition to the Poughkeepsie waterfront.  

Apr 10, 2009 05:39 PM #1
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Carol - I will bring in tourist from all over the world and they will have so much to explore in the Hudson Valley.l

Apr 10, 2009 05:42 PM #2
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Steve Shatsky
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Hi Jennifer... what a wonderful panoramic view it will give to the public as they walk across the river!  How exciting!

Apr 10, 2009 06:44 PM #3
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Joan Whitebook
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What a wonderful way to preserve this bridge and allow people to  enjoy the river.  I love being able to walk across a bridge like this... once they closed the golden gate and we walked across that!  It was awesome!

Apr 11, 2009 01:53 AM #4
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Gita Bantwal
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This is great information for consumers. I would love to see it some day.

Apr 11, 2009 01:53 AM #5
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Kat DeLong
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Jennifer. What an awesome bridge! So when will it be open to walk across? I think it will be perfect for morning and afternoon strolls!

Apr 11, 2009 02:08 AM #6
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Ann Heitland
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What a great thing!

Apr 11, 2009 08:00 AM #7
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George Souto
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Jennifer I have been by there and that will be a beautiful view of the river from that walkway.

Apr 11, 2009 08:28 AM #8
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Tara Boettger
HOMEGIRL Home Staging - Poughkeepsie, NY

I can't wait for it to open! It's going to be amazing!

Apr 11, 2009 10:59 AM #9
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Steve - It will be a very popular spot because of the wonderful views, very exciting.

Joan - This was a good example of a preservation project that the entire community can enjoy,

Gita I hope you will.  Please give me a call if you are heading this way.

Kat - I agree, sunset and sunrise will probably be the time when it is used most.  I am imagining the views.  The Grand opening is early October.

Ann - We are delighted it is located here.

George - Yes it will.

Tara - I agree.

Apr 11, 2009 12:12 PM #10
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Teri Eckholm
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Jennifer--I'll bet you would be able to get some amazing photographs from the bridge...Hopefully you are not afraid of heights! :)

Apr 11, 2009 12:32 PM #11
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Teri - I am imagining the shots I could take.  Plan to give it a shot but I am afraid of heights. 

Apr 11, 2009 12:49 PM #12
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Rosa Updale
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Coming upstate this fall...maybe I'll be there for your grand opening!  Thanks for sharing!

Apr 11, 2009 02:10 PM #13
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Rosa - That would be terrific, let me know when, maybe we could have lunch.

Apr 11, 2009 02:28 PM #14
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Marchel Peterson
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Jennifer, I LOVE it when they find a new use for something old; especially when that something is being preserved.  VERY COOL!!

Apr 11, 2009 03:34 PM #15
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Lynda Eisenmann
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Hi Jennifer,

Very interesting, so how long is it, or did I miss that?

Apr 11, 2009 04:47 PM #16
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I have to ditto Marchel's comment (#15). Tearing everything down or blowing it up every 20 years like Las Vegas likes to do doesn't appeal to me.

Apr 20, 2009 08:53 PM #17
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