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Want to ride the old railroad bridge? Cyclists and walkers can have a say at the following meeting (copied from the e-mail notification):

Walkway Over the Hudson

Walkway Over the Hudson will hold a public informational meeting on Wednesday night, January 9th, 2008 at the Grand Hotel on Market Street in Poughkeepsie. The purpose of the meeting is two-fold:

* to inform the public of the details of the plan to convert the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge into the world's longest pedestrian bridge by 2009.

* to get input from the public into the design of the finished pedestrian park (walkway and bike path, etc.)

The meeting is jointly sponsored by NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. They are the lead state agency for this project.

* From 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. designers and engineers will be available to discuss the proposed plans.

* A half-hour presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m.

* Open House with more discussions will follow presentation at 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

P.S. I ENCOURAGE ALL SUPPORTERS OF THE THIS PROJECT TO ATTEND SO THAT PUBLIC OFFICIALS IN ATTENDANCE UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS WIDESPREAD SUPPORT FOR IT TO HAPPEN.
 

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The Gov just made this announcement at his State of the State address...

“In what will be the first major investment in our parks leading up to the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s first voyage up the Hudson River, today I am announcing the State’s commitment to transform the dormant Poughkeepsie Rail Bridge into an awe-inspiring historic park, complete with a walkway and bikeway that will create a unique public space with breathtaking views of the Hudson.”

You can read the rest at:

http://www.ny.gov/governor/sos/fact_sheet23.html
 
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