Walkway Over the Hudson

Local Groups Prep For Feeding The Hudson Valley

Oct 4, 2016

A number of community organizations in the Hudson Valley are banding together to raise awareness about food waste. They’ve been prepping for a first-time event Saturday at Walkway Over the Hudson called Feeding the Hudson Valley.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Monday announced $5.5 million in projects to construct visitor centers at each entrance of the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world —  Walkway Over the Hudson. Cuomo made the announcement mid-bridge before a number of local elected officials and others.

Walkway Symphony Premieres With NDSO At CIA

Apr 2, 2016

A symphony based on the pedestrian bridge Walkway Over the Hudson is premiering Saturday night at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. Ben Kutner, the New York City-based composer of the work, spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

Walkway Adds Race To Marathon Lineup

Mar 22, 2016
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There is an addition to this year’s Walkway Marathon in Dutchess County.

New Paltz Climate Action Coalition

What organizers say will be a major "climate action" is set for Friday afternoon on the Walkway Over the Hudson.

Walkway To Hold Annual First Day Hike

Dec 31, 2014
Fred Schaeffer, Walkway Over the Hudson

The Hudson Valley’s famous pedestrian bridge will hold its annual First Day hike.

Walkway To Hold Marathons In June

Nov 18, 2014
Ashley Arias, Walkway Over the Hudson

It was a bitter cold day at Walkway Over the Hudson, but the focus today was on a major event involving the signature pedestrian bridge in the Hudson Valley next summer.

Walkway Elevator Temporarily Closes Days After Opening

Aug 19, 2014
WAMC, Allison Dunne

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.

Elevator Opens At Walkway Over The Hudson

Aug 15, 2014
WAMC, Allison Dunne

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.”

Walkway Elevator Is Set To Open

Aug 14, 2014
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A new elevator will be set into motion Thursday morning at a famous pedestrian bridge in the Hudson Valley.

Walkway Participants Go For A World Record

Jun 1, 2014
Fred Schaeffer, Walkway Over the Hudson

The annual Guinness World Record attempt on pedestrian bridge Walkway Over the Hudson takes place Sunday.

Memorial Eve Ceremony Scheduled For Walkway

May 25, 2014
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On Sunday, there will be a Memorial Eve ceremony in the mid-Hudson Valley, on the pedestrian bridge Walkway Over the Hudson.

There will be a Mother’s Day walk in the Hudson Valley Sunday to send a solidarity message to Nigeria.

Waterfront Park Opens In Poughkeepsie

Nov 16, 2013
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New York has a new public park - along the waterfront in Poughkeepsie. The park opened Saturday.

Walkway Launches Mobile Web Tour

Oct 21, 2013
Fred Schaeffer, Walkway Over the Hudson

Now while you are strolling across the world’s largest elevated pedestrian bridge in New York, you can take a Web tour.

WAMC/Allison Dunne

A pedestrian bridge in New York has a new sign unveiled this week featuring real-time data about the Hudson River. Officials say the information will provide some useful facts to visitors while scientists monitor the river’s changing conditions.

NY Secretary Of State Walks The Walkway

Aug 27, 2013
WAMC/Allison Dunne

Plans are in the works to better link Walkway Over the Hudson to surrounding communities and to tourism dollars. New York’s Secretary of State toured the pedestrian bridge in the mid-Hudson Valley Monday, seeing projects and hearing pitches about how the bridge can span a larger vision of tourism in the state.

Those are officials speaking with Secretary of State Cesar Perales about the need to keep Walkway visitors in the region, directing them to other sites and attractions – as Walkway Over the Hudson Executive Director Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart puts it:

NY Secretary Of State Visits Walkway Over The Hudson

Aug 26, 2013
WAMC/Allison Dunne

New York’s Secretary State was in two Hudson Valley counties this afternoon as he toured Walkway Over the Hudson.

Secretary of State Cesar Perales visited Walkway Over the Hudson, starting in Poughkeepsie, on the Dutchess County side. His visit was to see how Department of State projects that are already funded are progressing, and hear about where more money is needed.

NY Secretary Of State To Tour Walkway Over The Hudson

Aug 26, 2013
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New York’s Secretary of State will be in the Hudson Valley Monday afternoon.

Construction Begins On Walkway Elevator

Jun 25, 2013
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POUGHKEEPSIE – A 21-story elevator is going to take visitors to the Walkway Over the Hudson from the Poughkeepsie side of the linear park later this year.

Public officials, Walkway representatives and volunteers ceremonially broke ground for the $2.4 million facility.

Walkway Executive Director Elizabeth Waldstein-Hart said they are elated to be adding yet another asset to the Walkway State Park.

Walkway Goes For Another World Record

May 3, 2013
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Walkway Over the Hudson will be closed to the public Saturday morning for an attempt to break a world record. One has to register, for a fee, to participate.

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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.

Officials Debunk Reports of Walkway Pedestrian Fee

Jan 7, 2013

Some media reports Monday mention the possibility of imposing a pedestrian fee on Walkway over the Hudson - the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. Walkway connects Poughkeepsie, in Dutchess County, with Highland, in Ulster County, and has become a popular place for both locals and tourists. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more on how officials say there will be no such fee.