That was my first (excited) thought when I saw this construction going on at the Whitestone Bridge. There were originally pedestrian walkways on the bridge, but they were removed after a few years to accommodate more vehicular traffic. Could they be making a comeback?
No, sadly. This project is just going to widen and add shoulders to the approach roadway. On the plus side, however, the MTA has posted some cool shots of the new concrete piers being built.