I think it was about 15 or 16 years before the Walkway actually opened. My producer, Chris , said, "Why don't we do the morning show from the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge?" We were young(er) and more daring then. So, in the dark, we schlepped all the equipment out to the middle of the bridge (good thing it was dark, because if I'd been able to see how high we were, how you could look down between the slats at the river flowing by, I'd have high-tailed it). Anyway, it was great fun. We were joined by some intrepid guests, TV reporters and even some entertainers--musicians and a storyteller who supplied a history of the bridge. We did the whole thing all over again, just a few years ago, on the morning before the actual opening of the Walkway, that time with cement beneath our feet! I don't think, all those years ago, we could have imagined how wonderful the Walkway would be. Spring is coming everybody.
I'm on the air, and the Armchair Quarterback is talking to the passing boats.
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