Elevator to the Walkway expects to bring even more visitors

Apr 1, 2013

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POUGHKEEPSIE – When the elevator from the Poughkeepsie waterfront is constructed to the Walkway Over the Hudson, it is expected that the linear park over the Hudson River will become even more of a tourist attraction.

Grants are going to pay for the glass enclosed elevator that will lift people to the top of the bridge, said Walkway Executive Director Elizabeth Waldman Hart.

“The elevator will carry a maximum of about 20 people, but the ride will only be two minutes so there is quite a number of folks who will be able to go up and down over an hour’s time,” Hart said.

Right now there is access to the Walkway from the Ulster and Dutchess sides of the river via local roads, and a staircase on the Poughkeepsie side.