Carleton Mabee Book – History of the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge


Written by Pulitzer Prize winning author and Hudson Valley native Carleton Mabee, this book is the comprehensive history of the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge and its connecting rail lines. It tells how this marvel of engineering was constructed, plus the stories of the maintenance men that cared for the bridge, rowers that raced under it, and hoboes that camped alongside it among many more interesting tales. The book explores the decline of rail traffic, the great fire of 1974 that put the line out of service, and the beginnings of the structure’s eventual resurrection as Walkway Over the Hudson – the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge welcoming more than 600,000 visitors per year.

296 pages.

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