This is an eye-opening Hudson Valley #TBT or Throw Back Thursday.

We're all aware that the Walkway Over the Hudson is reconstructed from the old Poughkeepsie-Highland railroad bridge. For years it sat as an eyesore over Dutchess County. But back in 2004, funds were found and the Walkway over the Hudson organization began.

Then in 2009 the Walkway officially opened and thousands upon thousands of people came from all over the world to walk over the pedestrian bridge. According to a Facebook post by the Walkway Over the Hudson organization member Fred Schaeffer states that last year along 560,000 people hiked across the Walkway.

Mr. Schaeffer also posted an old photo of the bridge prior to its update. It's amazing to see the huge transformation that once was an old rickety railroad bridge, now a beautiful historic landmark.

One of my favorite parts of the Walkway is that it's open year round.

If you're brave enough to brave the cold weather and winds check out the Walkway Over the Hudson this weekend and listen closely. You can hear the ice on the Hudson moving and cracking, which is equal parts beautiful and terrifying.

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