Just north of the city of Poughkeepsie in New York on the Hudson River is a massive rehabilitation and construction project that is on schedule to be completed by October 3, 2009. The project is called Walkway Over The Hudson and it takes the former Poughkeepsie Bridge and turns it into the world’s longest pedestrian and bicycling bridge.

The project will be the centerpiece of the 400th anniversary celebration of Henry Hudson’s trip along the waterway. The huge project is being led by Bergmann Associates and you can check out this 58-page PDF detailing the exact specifications of the bridge and how it will benefit the community.

Anyway, it’s a bit far from the city, but I would love to go there and just stand on the bridge especially with Fall colors coming up. I’m keeping October 3 on my calendar.