The City of Poughkeepsie will be undertaking reconstruction projects on both the Washington Street and Garden Street bridges over the Fallkill Creek and a virtual public information meeting was held on June 10, 2021 to discuss the projects. Both bridges have been identified as requiring reconstruction to restore them to states of good repair.
Garden Street Bridge over Fallkill Creek Reconstruction Project
Alternatives for the Garden Street Bridge are rehabilitation of the existing stone masonry abutments and replacement of the bridge deck or replacement of the entire bridge. Either alternative will improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety, including new crosswalks and provide intersection improvements.
Washington Street Arch Bridge over Fallkill Creek Reconstruction Project
Alternatives for the Washington Street Bridge are rehabilitation of the existing stone masonry arch bridge or the replacement of the existing bridge with a new structure. The proposed new arch bridge will be designed in keeping with the aesthetic and historical nature of the site. Both alternatives will include the creation of a pocket park on the southwest corner of the arch and geometric improvements to the intersection of Fallkill Place, Verazzano Boulevard, and Brookside Avenue with Washington Street.