Abiquiu, NM

Abiquiu, NM
36.228336 -106.395991

5.31.2013

Stroll with a View

We headed out at 8 before it got too hot for the Walkway over the Hudson. It began life in 1888 as the longest bridge in the world, 1.28 miles. Known as the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge it carried 3,500 freight cars a day. Fire crippled the bridge in 1974 and in 2009 it was repurposed as the highest pedestrian bridge in the wold, 212 feet above the Hudson.




Adelle, Paul, Arlene and Joyce heading out.


Nice informational plaques.


Though no longer the Gilded Age, there a still beautiful homes along the river.


The new 24' wide concert walkway rests on the 125 year old train trestle.


More of the old superstructure


The weather has been very hot, 90s and humid.


Downstream the Mid-Hudson Bridge was renamed the Franklin D. Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge in 1994

We returned to the diner for short ribs. They were great. 




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