An outdoor elevator at pedestrian bridge Walkway Over the Hudson that opened to the public less than one week ago has been taken out of service to replace a part.
The New York State Parks system’s first outdoor elevator was taken out of service late Saturday. New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Spokesman Randy Simons says the outdoor Walkway elevator, which opened to the public August 19, is being serviced after a routine check found that a part was not functioning as it should.
A new elevator at Walkway Over the Hudson was put into operation Thursday, affording new access and scenic views. Officials hope the elevator helps add to the more than 700,000 Walkway visitors a year.
Democratic State Senator Terry Gipson took the 70-second ride 21 stories up in the elevator that has three glass observation windows.
“It was great,” Gipson remarked. “It’s a very scenic ride. I would highly recommend it. You get to see a very unique view that you can’t see from anywhere else.”