Elevator to connect Hudson walkway to waterfront


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  • Walkway Over the Hudson (Photo: NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation: http://nysparks.com)



POUGHKEEPSIE — State officials say the new 21-story elevator connecting the Poughkeepsie waterfront to the pedestrian bridge over the Hudson River is scheduled to open to the public on Thursday, Aug. 14.

A former railroad bridge finished in 1889, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park opened in 2009. It connects Poughkeepsie to Highland.

Park officials say it's visited by more than 700,000 people a year. It's 212 feet high and spans nearly 1.3 miles.

The elevator connects the bridge to waterfront park.

It was funded with a $2.4 million federal grant.


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