More "Walkway" Accolades: Society of Engineers will Honor McLaren

The Walkway Over the Hudson

SOURCE: The Journal News, Rockland Express · PUBLISHED: May 20, 2010

West Nyack: Malcolm G. McLaren, the founder, president and CEO of McLaren Engineering Group, and his firm are being recognized as Construction Professional of the Year by the New York State Society of Professional Engineers' Construction Division.

McLaren Engineering Group is being honored for its role in the development of the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, which the Society selected as its Public Construction Project of the Year.

The Walkway Over the Hudson is a 1.25-mile pedestrian bridge and park over the Hudson River replacing the former Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge, a portion of which burned down in 1974 and rendered it unusable.

The new walkway preserves the historic bridge and was opened in 2009 in conjunction with the state's Quadricentennel celebration.

Awards will be presented at the Society's annual convention, set for June 10-12 in Saratoga Springs, NY.