Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Grand Street Bridge is finally getting renovated

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The Grand Street Bridge on the Maspeth/Brooklyn border could be getting a contractor for a rebuild 16 years in the making.

Community Board 5 District Manager Gary Giordano said the advisory board received an email notification on Jan. 22 that followed up to a request for proposals (RFP) put out in June looking for bids.

“It’s a very, very important project that we shall not give up on,” Giordano said. “It is an example of how cooperative one can be that people can stop and let another vehicle go by. I wish other drivers on other roads and bridges were as considerate these drivers are. We need more consideration on our roads and bridges.”

The Grand Street Bridge was originally built in 1903 and 227 feet across, but at a 19 foot, 7 inch width, cars and trucks generally need wait for other vehicles already making the crossing to pass before taking the road despite it being two lanes.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Flushing needs a new bridge as well Mr. Cuomo. Just like you built your daddy a brand new 4 billion bridge why don't you do the same for other places??

Anonymous said...

I once was behind a city bus and it couldn't pass another city bus.The bus on my side had to back up as well as all the vehicles behind me.When the bus dispatcher got there he couldn't believe it and said the drivers know they can't pass each other.

Tommy Efreeti said...

Hurray - I drive over this lovely old (really old) bridge every day. It makes the most wonderful "thrumming" sound when you go over it at a speed.

This blog's fast-friend Mr. Mitch Waxman is also fond of lurking here.

Sunnyside Al said...

See you in another 16 years when the bridge is finally done!!!! Got to love it when the union bosses get involved.

Anonymous said...

> Just like you built your daddy a brand new 4 billion bridge why don't you do the same for other places??

Because he can't name them all after family and cronies.