After a lovely lunch (and dessert too!) in downtown Kingston, Heather & Peggy headed south to Poughkeepsie to walk off those calories. But they weren't making their way to a trail or path through any regular park...they had the Hudson River programmed on the Garmin. Their sights were set on the Walkway over the Hudson New York State Park.
|Nearly Done! |
Poughkeepsie Bridge in 1887
Things were good for the bridge until the 1960s. That's when the Interstate Highway System and a decline in Northeast manufacturing made the bridge just another out-of-the-way, uneconomical hunk of steel & concrete. In 1974, the final nail was placed in the coffin when a fire damaged 700 feet of bridge decking. She sat abandoned and alone for many years.
|Only 6,766 more feet to go...|
|Proud Peggy on the River|
|Looking at the Mid-Hudson Bridge|
Take a stroll if you're ever in the area....you won't be disappointed!