National Historic Civil Engineering LandmarkThe 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).
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|Date Added||Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 2:22am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 587799 N 4618172|
|Decimal Degrees||41.71050000, -73.94461667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 42.63', W 73° 56.677'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 42' 37.80" N, 73° 56' 40.62" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200 Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie NY 37110, US|
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