Monday, August 19, 2013

walkway over the hudson...

 We saw New York.
 The state that is...not the city!


We crossed the Hudson River north of New York City on the 1.28 mile Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge by bike.

It was built in 1888 and was the longest bridge in the world at that time.

 It is now part of Walkway State Park... open to pedestrians and bicycles.

The new bridge sits a short distance away.

What a great idea... preserving the old bridge!

We plan to enjoy the sights of Pennsylvania for the next few days!

12 comments:

  1. That is great that they preserved the bridge! Happy trails to you!!

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  2. What a dramatic bicycle ride.

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  3. You are covering lots of ground for sure!

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  4. Something about "gusto" comes to mind! It sounds as if the weather has been good for you, too.

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  5. That sounds like a lot of fun. Enjoy PA!

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  6. What a great picture! God's blessing as you travel safely!

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  7. Stay at the Amish View! That would be so lovely to think we shared something there, even if it would be several years apart. I'm thinking you are having a very blessed evening.

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  8. Yes.... stay at the Amish View. I loved our time in Lancaster!

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  9. Beautiful view. Out daughter lives and worked in Brooklyn for 7 years with a children's ministry. We loved to visit her and travel around. Enjoy your next few days.

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  10. I love how you take us along on your journeys
    Sandi

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  11. I walked across this same bridge last autumn! The tree colors were outstanding ten.

    If you missed that post and want to see it, go here:

    http://millefiorifavoriti.blogspot.com/2012/11/walkway-over-hudson-river.html

    Would you have chanced a drive into NYC if I were still there? I'm so sorry i missed your east coast visit by one year!

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  12. How fun that you biked over the bridge....gives you a totally different experience I'm sure. Where you are traveling these next few days is where I want to go one day.

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