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Walkway Over the Hudson

Walkway Over The Hudson Construction, Poughkeepsie NY

Walkway Over The Hudson Construction, Poughkeepsie NY

Conversion of an historic railroad bridge into a multi-use trail over the Hudson River connecting to a regional trail system.

The Walkway Over the Hudson project converted the historic Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge spanning the Hudson River into a multi-use trail and New York State Park connecting the City of Poughkeepsie, the Metro North Rail Station and an extensive trail system in Dutchess and Ulster counties. It was the longest bridge in the world (6,767 feet) when it was built in 1888. Bergmann provided planning, design and construction inspection services following the Locally-Administered Federal-Aid procedures.

Project Highlights

  • Planning and design services
  • Underwater & structural inspection services
  • Construction management & inspection services
  • Structural analysis
  • Environmental assessment following NEPA and SEQR
  • Cost/benefit analysis
  • Community outreach and fund raising
  • ADA compliance
  • Historic bridge rehabilitation

2010 | Bridge Award - Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD) WNY Chapter

2010 | New York State Build Award - Associated General Contractors (AGC) New York State

2010 | Historic Structure Preservation Award - Engineering Society of Western Pennsylvania/International Bridge Conference

2010 | Bridge Award - International Building Code (IBC)

2010 | Project of the Year Roebling Award - New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE)

2010 | Outside The Box Award - Parks and Trails New York

2010 | Excellence in Historic Preservation - The Preservation League of New York State

2009 | New York State Excellence in Partnering Award - Associated General Contractors (AGC)

2009 | Excellence in Engineering National historic Civil Engineering Designation - American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) New York