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NYC Says Thank You

Updated: Jun 12, 2020

Footbridge over Hudson River re-purposed for display of gratitude.

To honour those on the front lines, the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge was lit up by more than 1,300 little lights to spell out ‘THANK YOU!’

The display of light spanned more than 200 feet, transforming this New York landmark in Hudson Valley into an illuminated message of gratitude.

“We hope that through this grand display across the Walkway frontline workers know just how much we appreciate their tremendous efforts,” said Elizabeth Waldstein, Executive Director, Friends of the Walkway.

The Walkway Over the Hudson has been deemed an essential park to keep open by Gov. Cuomo, and several nonprofit organizations mobilized volunteers to work on the inspiring project, carefully placing 1,300 illuminated bags.

“When the bridge first opened in the 1890s, it was known as The Great Connector, and I think it lived up to that nickname here,” said Linda Cooper of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.

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