Where in the Hudson Valley Contest: Towering Hudson Valley Railroad Trestle
A 100-year-old trestle bridge is part of the scenery in one Valley town
Photograph by Boris Hardouin-Deleuze
This railroad trestle — the highest and longest one east of the Mississippi — spans a scenic route through a mid-Valley town, and has been a staple of its landscape for more than 100 years. Construction of the span, by the Erin and Jersey Railroad, began in 1906; the bridge opened in January 1909, and currently is part of the Port Jervis rail line. Constructed of iron, the bridge is 3,200 feet long (that’s almost 11 football fields) and at its highest point stands just under 200 feet. Engineers praise the viaduct’s open design, which helps to reduce wind resistance. Movie fans may recognize the span, which was made famous when it was featured in Michael Clayton, the 2007 film starring George Clooney and Tilda Swinton.
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