Day 575

That was close!

July 27th, 2013

When I heard about the upcoming construction on the Bayonne Bridge, I figured I better get out here and walk it now, just to be safe. The bridge will be open to cars during the multi-year project, but I had a suspicion that the pedestrian path would be sacrificed. I had no idea it was going to happen so soon, though. Good thing I made it out here when I did — with just a little over a week to spare — because it sounds like the bridge will be closed to two-legged traffic for at least the next four years! Once this walkway is gone, Staten Islanders will be without a way to leave the island on foot or bike, as none of its other bridges accommodate things without motors. (There will be a free shuttle service to carry the carless across the bridge, but it's currently only scheduled to run between 8 AM and 8 PM on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from May to October.)

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