Walkway Over the Hudson - Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge Conversion

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Project Overview: 
McLaren was retained to provide bridge inspection services for the conversion of the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge into a park called the "Walkway over the Hudson". The bridge was originally built in 1889, and after 85 years of carrying commuter and freight traffic over the Hudson, a portion of the bridge burned down in 1974, seemingly condemning it to demolition. Walkway Over the Hudson seeks to preserve this historic bridge and hopes to open a new public park in time for the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson sailing up the eponymous river in 2009.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren performed an underwater inspection of the four piles of the bridge in the Hudson River as well as of the piers above the waterline. In addition, McLaren performed a full climbing inspection of the above water structural steel trusses, and will now assist in designing the conversion of the railroad bridge into one that accommodates pedestrian traffic. Elevators are also being designed to make the bridge (which stands over 200 feet above the river) accessible from the Hudson shoreline.
Service: 
Climbing Inspection
Service: 
Underwater Inspection
Service: 
Bridge Inspection and Evaluation
Service: 
Structural Analysis
Service: 
Bridge Repair Design
Service: 
Pier Repair Design
Location: 
Poughkeepsie, New York
Client: 
Walkway Over the Hudson / Bergmann Associates
Project Type: 
Bridge Design
Role: 
Subconsultant
Contract Period: 
2006-2009
Construction Cost: 
$25,000,000 (Est.)
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Location
Poughkeepsie, New York

Client
Walkway Over the Hudson / Bergmann Associates

Our Role
Subconsultant
Project Type
Bridge Design

Contract Period
2006-2009

Construction Cost
$25,000,000 (Est.)
Services
Climbing Inspection
Underwater Inspection
Bridge Inspection and Evaluation
Structural Analysis
Bridge Repair Design
Pier Repair Design