Pedestrian Bridge Decay in Corlears Hook Park?

Posted on: April 20th, 2021 at 5:00 am by

Photo: Friends of Corlears Hook Park

Strange things afoot.

For a few days in mid-March, the pedestrian bridge connecting Corlears Hook Park to the East River greenway was closed off. No explanation; just cones and netting.

Neighbors claimed that the bridge itself was crumbling, and that concrete debris fell onto the FDR roadway below. However, after a few days closed to the public, the span reopened, again without explanation. It’s also worth noting that authorized vehicles were barred from the span several years ago apparently due to stability concerns.

Department of Transportation, for its part, did not immediately return our request for comment on the bridge decay.

It’s unclear whether the pedestrian bridge will survive the East Side Coastal Resilience Project that is to fence off the park for at least five years.

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