Hudson River SkyWalk

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced major milestones in the Hudson River SkyWalk project. 

The Hudson River SkyWalk project is a scenic pedestrian trail linking two historical sites across the Hudson.

The roughly one-mile long sidewalk of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge has been completely rebuilt by the New York State Bridge Authority with the addition of three scenic viewpoints, each 50 feet long by 10 feet wide.

Governor Cuomo said:

The Hudson River Skywalk proudly puts on display the majesty of the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains. This project is a perfect example of a successful public-private partnership between state and local partners promoting a unique part of New York State history and creating a timeless experience for generations to come

Cuomo has also launched Phase 3 of the $14.6 million project, which he announced as part of his tourism initiative in this year's State of the State.

During Phase 3, $8 million will be utilized to convert the intersection of Route 9G and Route 23 in the town of Greenport, Columbia County, into a pedestrian-friendly roundabout that will provide tourists a direct connection from the east end of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge to the Olana State Historic Site.

Phase 3 is expected to be completed in the fall of this year.

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