18 Jun '15, 4pm

NYC's oldest bridge renovated into biking trail

The bridge stopped carrying water in the mid-1950s and subsequently, its walkway was also closed to the public. However, despite years of neglect and overgrowth, the bridge’s original structure remained in surprisingly good condition over the years. “The quality of the work is phenomenal,” said Ellen Macnow, a parks department official who has worked on the bridge’s renovation project. “We had inspections before the work began, and found mortar that had crumbled, but the stones hadn’t moved. It was truly overengineered. It is so strong.”

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