The Long Island City waterfront has just received a much needed facelift.
Officials cut the ribbon on Tuesday on the $6.65 million project in Queensbridge Park which included the restoration and improvement of the seawall, and the creation of a six-foot-wide waterfront promenade with benches and plants as well as a small pier at the north end.
The seawall protects the park from high tides and covers some of the mechanisms and underwater cables that keep a number of subway lines in order. It was previously blocked off by a chain-link fence due to decades of deterioration.
This project, managed by the NYC Economic Development Corporation, included the reconstruction of the seawall using rip-rap revetment. Rip-rap, made up of large rocks, was used to protect the shoreline by absorbing and deflecting waves and also decreasing the effects of erosion.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Queensbridge Park seawall finally repaired
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:33 AM
This took over ten years to complete! For shame!
when will they fix the Little Bay Park? really miss the days in that park, but ....
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