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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Poughkeepsie Bridge: 1905

Poughkeepsie Bridge: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Poughkeepsie Bridge." Another look at the giant railroad bridge over the Hudson River. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Poughkeepsie Ferry

I am told that the ferry in the picture is the sidewheeler Brinckerhoff, which ended service in the 1930s on completion of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge about half-a-mile to the South. The Brinckerhoff was the last vessel to operate the ferry service between Poughkeepsie & Highland, which had started in 1793.

Credit Where Credit Is Due:

This is the guy who has everything to do with cleaning up the Hudson River
and making the river a genuine place of interest again. Lucky shot, as his repro
Hudson River Sloop, the ‘’Clearwater’’, was just coming about at the moment.
Pete Seegar. Genuine hero! Opening day of the ‘’Walkway Over The Hudson’’.

What an image

this is, the photographer has really captured this bridge with an artists eye. Great perspective with enough in the foreground and the river to keep one captivated.

I'm so pleased that this wonderful structure is still in place. I'd love to walk over this bridge.

Now hiring: Glaziers

Judging from all the broken windows on the two buildings in the foreground, there must be a throng of rock-throwers in the neighborhood.

Bad neighborhood

Given all the broken glass and barred windows, I'd say this is not the best part of town!

Lots of broken windows

What's up with that?

Walkway Over the Hudson

Due to the incredible efforts of locals, the abandoned bridge, which I honestly thought would be left to rot and eventually collapse upon the city of Poughkeepsie, has been converted into one of the major attractions in the state! Hurrah for Poughkeepsie!!!!!

Now the world's longest pedestrian bridge

Thanks in part to Billy Name.

It may just be the different perspective, but the countryside actually looks more pristine to me now than then--one upside to a shrinking manufacturing base.

 
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