Some Good News
This project is on schedule for Sept. 2009 completion. I can hardly wait to ride this.
The bridge is 6,767 feet long (approximately 1.25 miles). The top of the bridge deck is 212 feet above the water and the width expands from 24 feet over land, to 35 feet over the Hudson River. When completed in Fall of 2009 it will be the longest pedestrian bridge in the world.
Bike ≠ Car ≠ Ped.
So it's the rails-to-trails concept progressing as it should.
Sounds like a good tour.
Here is one I did, and recommend. Jacob Lake is the ***** of elevation gain 5,000 feet in 40 miles. The other side (of Earth Kanab Utah) is easier and the recommended sloping way if you can do it food stores in Kanab and Tuba AZ. Why though ( Grand Canyon North) ?
Only two roads lead to the one. (not gravel)
Here is more on the ped bridge.
Last edited by wheel; 04-12-09 at 11:15 PM.
I love the second question: "Will the bridge be safe?" No, we're intentionally building it to be a death trap!
LOL! I'm sure they get asked that question constantly, so they need to deal with it.
Originally Posted by crhilton
BTW, there are dozens of abandoned rail bridges near where I live. Some of these bridges have been out of service for decades, and they are still as solid as the proverbial brick shipyard. These old bridges were built to handle the weight of monster sized steam locomotives. In addition, the engineers who designed them didn't have modern materials, or access to computer models, so they over-built the crap out of them. I'm sure you could cut half the steel out of these bridges, and they'd still be able to support the combined weight of Oprah and Rosie -- jumping up and down in unison.
Last edited by Fissile; 04-13-09 at 07:04 AM.