poughkeepsie, new york
Originally built in 1930, the Mid-Hudson Bridge (or the Franklin D. Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge, as it is officially called) in New York is a suspension bridge that spans the Hudson River between Poughkeepsie and Highland. It was originally designed by famed bridge designer Ralph Modjeski in a gothic style that was highly praised at the time of its construction.
In 1993, MacDonald Architects began work on this historic bridge, providing coordination and review of the cable replacement measures designed by the participating engineering firms. A primary goal was to ensure that any additions to the bridge maintained the historic and aesthetic compatibility with the Mid-Hudson Bridge.
A cable strengthening investigation was performed for this project. Additionally, the creation of design criteria and conceptual retrofit designs and details were developed in order to ensure compliance with federal 106 guidelines.