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Walkway Over The Hudson connects Poughkeepsie in Dutchess (Credit: Chris Serico)

Walkway Over The Hudson connects Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County to Highland in Ulster County. (April 4, 2012)

Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie

From a dizzying 212 feet directly above the Hudson River, strollers on the pedestrian bridge get a hawk's-eye view of the mighty river, the rooftops of Poughkeepsie and the Highland shoreline across the way.

Walkway Over The Hudson connects Poughkeepsie in Dutchess
(Credit: Chris Serico)

Walkway Over The Hudson connects Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County to Highland in Ulster County. (April 4, 2012)

Walkway Over The Hudson connects Poughkeepsie in Dutchess
(Credit: Chris Serico)

Walkway Over The Hudson connects Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County to Highland in Ulster County. (April 4, 2012)

Walkway Over The Hudson connects Poughkeepsie in Dutchess
(Credit: Chris Serico)

Walkway Over The Hudson connects Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County to Highland in Ulster County. (April 4, 2012)

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People enjoy the Walkway over the Hudson in
(Credit: Photo by Daniel Goodrich)

People enjoy the Walkway over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie. (Dec. 17, 2011)

Brisk winds offered walkers a respite from the
(Credit: Photo by Meghan Murphy)

Brisk winds offered walkers a respite from the heat on the Walkway Over the Hudson bridge Monday. Temperatures in the Hudson Valley reached record highs for April. (April 16 2012)

Jim O'Donnell wore a jacket for his early
(Credit: Photo by Meghan Murphy)

Jim O'Donnell wore a jacket for his early commute to work in Poughkeepsie but by 5 p.m. he had a scorching 50-minute walk home to Highland across the Walkway Over the Hudson Bridge Monday.

Residents enjoy the Walkway over the Hudson State
(Credit: Photo by Daniel Goodrich)

Residents enjoy the Walkway over the Hudson State Historic Park in Poughkeepsie. (Dec. 17, 2011)

The Walkway over the Hudson connects Poughkeepsie to
(Credit: Daniel Goodrich)

The Walkway over the Hudson connects Poughkeepsie to Highland. It costs $5 to park at the State Park parking lot in Poughkeepsie.

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Runners enjoy the Walkway over the Hudson. (Dec.
(Credit: Photo by Daniel Goodrich)

Runners enjoy the Walkway over the Hudson. (Dec. 17, 2011)

The Walkway over the Hudson State Historic Park
(Credit: Photo by Daniel Goodrich)

The Walkway over the Hudson State Historic Park in Poughkeepsie. (Dec. 17, 2011)

A view of the Hudson River from the
(Credit: Photo by Daniel Goodrich)

A view of the Hudson River from the Walkway over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie. (Dec. 17, 2011)

A view of Poughkeepsie from Walkway Over The
(Credit: Chris Serico)

A view of Poughkeepsie from Walkway Over The Hudson, which connects to Highland in Ulster County. (April 4, 2012)

A view of the Hudson River and Mid-Hudson
(Credit: Chris Serico)

A view of the Hudson River and Mid-Hudson Bridge from the Walkway Over The Hudson, which connects Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County to Highland in Ulster County. (April 4, 2012)

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A view of Poughkeepsie from Walkway Over The
(Credit: Chris Serico)

A view of Poughkeepsie from Walkway Over The Hudson, which connects to Highland in Ulster County. (April 4, 2012)

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