New Yorks governor announced help to the Poughkeepsie RR bridge that will link two rail trails . From the Poughkeepsie Journal :
""I am announcing the state's commitment to transform the dormant Poughkeepsie Rail Bridge into an awe-inspiring historic park, complete with a walkway and bikeway that will create a unique public space with breathtaking views of the Hudson," Spitzer said in his speech.
With a goal of a September 2009 grand opening, the proposed project includes a 35-foot-wide span for hiking, jogging and biking, with benches and lights, plus elevators to provide handicapped and bicycle access from near Washington Avenue in the City of Poughkeepsie. It would be run as a state park, and would be the longest pedestrian bridge in the world. That title is held by the 5,353-foot Old Chain of Rocks Bridge over the Mississippi River north of St. Louis."