A Tale of Two Bridges: An Anniversary Celebration of Rosendale’s “Trestle” - Saturday, June 11, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rosendale “Trestle” Anniversary walking tour with industrial historian Matt Kierstead. A narrated and illustrated tour of the history and engineering of Rosendale’s two railroad viaducts (technically not trestles!) includes a walk across and a visit under the bridge to discuss its significance and structure. 2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Wallkill Valley Railroad and the first railroad bridge at Rosendale. The original viaduct, completed in 1872 by the Watson Manufacturing Co., was replaced with the present viaduct by the King Bridge Co. in 1896. Matt Kierstead specializes in documenting and interpreting historic engineering, industrial, and transportation resources, with particular interest in railroads, bridges, and mining and is currently working on history signage for the Hudson Valley Rail Trail segment of the Empire State Trail. Rain Date Saturday, June 18.
*This program is now full – please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on a waitlist!*