Sort of a Freeway

US 9 on a controlled-access segment in Poughkeepsie, New York

Through central Poughkeepsie, New York, US 9 was constructed as a freeway-like highway, also cutting off the city from the east bank of the Hudson River. The route, locally known as the North-South Arterial, provides a connection to the Mid-Hudson Bridge across the river.

This photo was taken in May 2010, looking south from the Walkway Across the Hudson, an unused railway bridge that was converted in 2009 into a pedestrian walkway across the river. The fuzzy "X" is from the chain-link fence on the walkway, but you still can see the highway and the freeway-style signs on it.