Hudson Fjord Trail bridge wins full support

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FISHKILL – Several local, state and New York City agencies lent their support on Wednesday to a proposed bridge over railroad tracks as part of the planned Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail at Breakneck Mountain in the Town of Fishkill.

An administrative law judge conducted a public hearing on the bridge component, which had universal support.

Fishkill Town Supervisor Ozzie Albra said the fjord trail will be a major boost for the Mid-Hudson.

“I think it will be a great tourist attraction for the region. I think it will help our hotels, our restaurants in Fishkill and Beacon and the surrounding community,” he said.

The bridge component of the project will afford the New York City Department of Environmental Protection access to a pump station on the Hudson River.

Construction on phase one of the trail is expected to begin later this year. The total cost of phase one is $52 million.