I live in the Hudson Highlands of New York state. Two historic bridges span our revered Hudson River between Poughkeepsie and Highland.
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge is a graceful art deco design that is a delight to transverse and observe from afar.
Walkway Over the Hudson, the newest of the New York State Parks, is a study in linear and geometric forms. A restored 19th century railroad bridge, the Walkway is 212 feet tall and 1.28 miles long – in fact, the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. The structure of this bridge and the cast shadows of the iron work on the river is a constant source of fascination and inspiration to me.