Written by James Gormley, Gazette editor
November 16, 2021
On Tuesday October 26, 2021, Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin opened the new East Gate Plaza for The Walkway Over The Hudson. Located just outside the Poughkeepsie entrance, the new gathering space doubles in space atop the Washington Street Stairs and provides an ideal location for community events.
The $2 million project was funded through State Parks Capital Funds, the Environmental Protection Fund and support from the Friends of Walkway.
The Walkway Over The Hudson is the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge. Spanning more than 1.28 miles of a former railroad bridge, it offers views of the Hudson Valley. The Walkway draws in 600,000 visitors annually and more than 6.2 million people have visited since the opening in 2009.