Poughkeepsie-Highland Bridge

Poughkeepsie-Highland Bridge (HMNPY)

Location: Poughkeepsie, NY 37110 Warren County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 42.63', W 73° 56.677'

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National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

The Poughkeepsie-Highland Bridge is the oldest surviving steel cantilever bridge in the world, and when built, had the longest truss and cantilever spans. The bridge provided the first, and only, all-rail route across the Husdon River south of Albany, and it facilitated the movement of coal eastward and manufactured goods westward for 85 years. Restored as the Walkway Over the Hudson, the bridge provides an outstanding example of adaptive reuse. Its designers were Thomas C. Clarks (ASCE President 1896) and Charles MacDonald (ASCE President 1908).

Constructed: 1886-1889 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Dedicated: 2009
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Year Placed2009
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 2:22am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 587799 N 4618172
Decimal Degrees41.71050000, -73.94461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 42.63', W 73° 56.677'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 42' 37.80" N, 73° 56' 40.62" W
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie NY 37110, US
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