Update on Brooklyn Bridge Rehab

This in from the folks doing the Brooklyn Bridge rehab (this time it applies to pedestrians and bicyclists):

The New York City Department of Transportation is currently rehabilitating the Brooklyn Bridge. Several work zones are contained within the protective shield lining the bicycle and pedestrian promenade. Due to the presence of the protective sheds around the work zones, snow removal will result in a narrowed passageway. In these work zones, bicyclists and pedestrians should proceed with caution.

In other words, in my morning walk across the Bridge and back, should I encounter three people walking abreast in the opposite direction who refuse to make room for me to pass on the pedestrian side, I’m more likely to be bellowed at by a spandex-clad Alberto Contador wannabe for encroaching on his side of the path and thereby spoiling his fantasy that he’s wearing the yellow jersey while crossing the slope of Mont Blanc.

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  • robert

    it’s still the most beautiful, most historic, most enduring bridge in America.

  • David on Middagh

    Eighth Wonder of the World, baby!

  • Ben

    And just thin this Bridge was bulit without electricty and without workmans comp or other union issues. Goes to show what one can do when they want something done.

  • Ben

    I love to walk across the bridge early in the morning even in the cold a great way to start the day – a great way to lose weight

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales

    So, Ben, you long for the days when a worker could be injured on the job and have no recourse against the employer because of “assumption of risk”, the “fellow-servant rule”, or any of a number of other legal doctrines, and, of course, no health insurance?

  • epc

    Ah, yes, for the good ole liability free days when workers’ lives were worth oh, nothing. How many workers were killed during construction? 15?

  • epc

    Claude: is there some sort of mailing list for the Bridge updates from the DOT? Or web site?

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales

    epc: Here’s the contact info:

    Sabrina Lau, AICP
    Planner II I Community Outreach for the Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation

    55 Washington Avenue I Room 309 I Brooklyn I NY 11201
    T: 718.260.8909
    C: 347.647.0876
    F: 718.522.7963

    Project Webpage: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/bridges/brooklyn_bridge.shtml

    For 24-hour notice of road closures by text or email, sign up for Notify NYC.

  • epc