Friday, February 29, 2008

Throgs Neck Bridge may not be safe

Watch Channel 7's report on the Throgs Neck Bridge.

Thank you to the person who sent this in. He commented, "I thought everybody here would enjoy this article from 7online.com regarding the upcoming collapse of the Throgs Neck Bridge. If you take that bridge you better learn to swim, or fly."

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Remember the Williamsburgh Bridge in the 80's? Bridges fall into disrepair, that's what happens, just like when your car breaks down.
If they bring it to light, chances are the city will get behind them to fix it. Not scold them.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting that.

Anonymous said...

This is what happens when you devote money to new development, rather than infrastructure.

Maybe someone can ask Doktoroff or the preservation community why this is so when they discuss NYC2030.

Joe said...

I just passed under there yesterday on the Cross Island.
Beams and bolts on the ramps are rusted like the New York State Pavillion in spots.
This extends all the way to the Clearview.

Also what looks like lots of slopply patched up loose bricks when going under the overpasses dow there

We Light Up Queens said...

Thats pretty scary, I guess I will be going out of my way to catch the Whitestone Bridge

KG2V said...

And of course, what, 90% of the money from the toll goes to Mass Transit, instead of to the bridge. There is NO excuse for a TOLL bridge to fall into disrepair - The tolls should be used to maintain the bridge FIRST, and leftovers go to mass transit