New York Roads - Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge - W.
Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge
West of the midpoint
Walking onto the bridge from Highland shortly before 2 PM. Yes, we were allowed to cheat by a few minutes.
Back west toward Highland (taken as I walked east). There's a rather considerable ramp at either end of the bridge, considering this was once a railroad bridge. I'm guessing the side spans were stripped a little more bare than the main span, because otherwise I don't have an answer.
Various looks southward at the Mid-Hudson Bridge (US 44/NY 55) at various points on the west half of the new bridge, with various levels of artistry.
Looking north along the Hudson River, with the Highland side in the second photo.
There's nothing funny about mental health, but I think there's something funny about mental hygiene. Floss your brain regularly to prevent tartar.
Continuing eastward, with the first views of Poughkeepsie, and then turning back westward for a photo because the crowd had suddenly stopped. Things were getting interesting.
For one, we were bombarded by rogue pirates. They were not Somalian, so we were not held for ransom.
The reason the crowd stopped was that we arrived at the parade. It was coming from the Poughkeepsie side, meeting the crowd, and turning around. Bit by bit, the crowd advanced toward the middle of the bridge and the parade turned back sooner. By the end, the crowd and parade essentially became one. See if you can spot all the road references: NY 52 from East Fishkill, NY 55, a covered bridge in Millbrook, and a few meta references to the bridge that the parade was on. I never did see those bridge pieces line up, but I assume they would form the complete bridge (possibly even both sides) if arranged properly.
Oh yeah, and there were fish. Creepy fish with holes in the wrong places. Angry looking fish, too, but you'd be angry if someone wore you like a hat.
The return of more bridge pieces, in fact a whole army of them (how did they get separated from the main pack?), and then the rail history of the bridge kicks in for the next display.
One more look at Poughkeepsie, one more look at the parade, and we're about to hit the middle of the bridge so the photos will stop here. Click on through!
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