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Offline bigK12603

Atlantic Coast Route - FDR Mid Hudson Bridge access
« on: August 10, 2009, 03:23:07 pm »
RE: ACR section 2 map 19 (#BC-1442 04l) FDR Mid Hudson Bridge walkway access route and Poughkeepsie local route

just in case the above map has not been updated with the info I had sent here is the link to the document I had sent to AC several years ago - in addition to the route to/from the ACR over the FDR MH bridge here in Pok. NY this doc also includes loding and other info for the Poughkeepsie area - in another subject/forum and/or post I will provide the latest update to the ACR through Dutchess county NY including a relatively NEW county campsite in the far north of the county along / very near to the route and...

the above bridge currently is the ONLY crossing between Pok. and Highland NY BUT... in October there will be a NEW MUCH more bicycle friendly crossing the Walkway Over The Hudson - I am working on alternate route to/from the ACR for that crossing as well for more about the walkway visit their website at:

also I have a blog detailing the progress of the above

Offline JayH

Re: Atlantic Coast Route - FDR Mid Hudson Bridge access
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009, 08:57:12 am »
That will be very very cool when the RR bridge is open. I've taken the north walkway of the Mid Hudson a couple of times and I've kayaked under both those spans and that RR bridge is quite the impressive hunk of steel. It's pretty high off the hudson and I get chills just looking at it while in my kayak.

Oct 3rd weekend I think is the opening date scheduled and I hope to check it out after the initial gee-whiz dies down a bit.   It would be nicer than the Mid-hudson I presume, just because it will be a MUP and probably a bit wider and none of those spans to go around.


Offline bigK12603

Re: Atlantic Coast Route - FDR Mid Hudson Bridge access
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2009, 04:59:24 pm »
RE: FDR MID Hudson Bridge vs. Walkway - "I presume the walkway will be wider..."

yes it will - MUCH wider (25' to be exact) - as I lve in Pok. I am able to watch the construction of the walkway - currently ON the completed decking there are 2 big cranes, a smaller crane - a large flatbed truck drives out to vicinity of where the decking is being placed - also way up there there are other pieces of construction equipment as well - a large welder on wheels, something like a back hoe, a construction 14 ft. box truck, a small crew bus and of course the 2 crews - the "west" crew and the "east" crew (they are now almost together) - there's a whole lot of stuff up there! and... it is kind of weird to have to look UP at a big crane!

Offline CMajernik

Re: Atlantic Coast Route - FDR Mid Hudson Bridge access
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2009, 04:09:44 pm »
The map that you mentioned has been updated from the instructions you sent. When the Walkway Over The Hudson is complete and open to the public ACA will update the map to use the new path to cross the Hudson River.
Carla Majernik
Routes and Mapping Program Director

Adventure Cycling Association
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800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x218, 406/721-8754 fax

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Offline bigK12603

Re: Atlantic Coast Route - FDR Mid Hudson Bridge access
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2009, 05:20:49 pm »
to moderator - thanks for info - I kind of figured you had updated map 19 of the ACR -  (I had lost the ACA ACR maps I had gotten 5 yrs. ago) and now you will have to update the maps again when the walkway opens - sorry for all the extra work but will be worth it - PS: I have (hopefuly) just sent you via e mail a document showing the route deviation to use the Walkway OTH - also some pics 10 MB in all

and.. on the subject of route revisions - the ACR from MA to at least MD is like per-batum the 1976 East Coast Bicycle Trail - 33 yrs. old - the route near Phila PA is the same zig-zag crazy route from 1976 - the Schulykill trail in Phila goes all the way to Valley Forge - did not way back when - actualy there are a whole lot of trails,trailways,bicycle paths etc. in Phila. - and here in Dutchess county we are catching up with the recent opening of phasw2 of the Dutchess Rail Trail

one day I would like to see a spur? or as the main route the ACR going up the very beautiful Harlem Valley here in Dutchess County NY - prerhaps using the Harlem Valley RT